Greens pledge $19 billion to assist coal workers transition to new industries

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated February 24 2022 - 11:05pm, first published 10:57pm
Jobs pledge: Greens leader Adam Bandt will launch the party's jobs package in Newcastle on Friday. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The Australian Greens will launch a $19billion plan in Newcastle on Friday that will provide wage subsidies for displaced coal and power industry workers as they move into new employment.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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