We know that we need to move away from fossil fuels - but we can’t abandon the workers and communities that have powered our country for generations. Without a plan, communities dominated by fossil fuels are at the mercy of corporate boardrooms and mining billionaires. And when they decide it’s no longer profitable, they’ll simply leave thousands of people without work or a future.
Without a plan, when mines close, only a third of workers are able to find jobs again.
The Greens plan includes:
- Work with workers and communities to find industries that will provide meaningful, long term work as the economy changes
- Creating good long-term jobs, re-skilling workers into similar industries, and providing grants to help new employers get off the ground