Queensland coal-mining towns should reskill: Trad #Auspol #Qldpol #NSWpol #StopAdani Demand a #GreenNewDeal #ClimateStrike #ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateEmergency

Workers in Queensland’s coal mining towns need to learn new skills as demand for the resource drops, the state’s deputy leader says.

Workers in Queensland’s coal mining towns need to learn new skills as demand for the resource drops, the state’s deputy leader says.

In state parliament on Tuesday, Liberal National Party members asked Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and her deputy Jackie Trad where they stood on coal.

The government returned serve to question the Opposition about its stance on climate change.

Ms Trad said it was time to help thermal-coal-dependent communities move away from the industry in the face of declining demand.

“The fact is, markets are moving away from thermal coal, communities are moving away from thermal coal, nation states are moving away from thermal coal,” she said.

— Read on www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/queensland/queensland-coal-mining-towns-should-reskill-trad-20190226-p510g4.html

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