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Coal jobs 10 year transition plan

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Stewart Brooker
Unit 39 2 Bos Drive

Total Signatures - 376

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 26/07/2019

Closing Date: 26/01/2020

Tabled Date: 4/02/2020

Responded By: Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP on 5/03/2020

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the growing risk of jobs being lost to those in the coal industry. There are currently 54,000 jobs in the coal industry which due to a global trend in demand for coal decreasing means they are at great risk.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to have a 10-year transition plan and job retraining program to make sure workers in those industries have the opportunity to move into the emerging renewables industry. We also request that new projects around our hydrogen export market, solar and wind farms as well as solar panel recycling plants are built in the areas most likely to be negatively affected by the demand decrease in coal.