Save Straddie Jobs!
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Petition: For the Queensland Premier and MPs to oppose any change to legislation that would destroy up to 600 jobs on North Stradbroke Island.
North Stradbroke Island residents overwhelmingly rejected the Bligh government’s plan to prematurely cease mining operations by 2019.
‘Shutting Straddie Down’ would be the result of the rushed closure of the island’s major employer without the timeframe needed to engage and grow a successful economic transition plan.
Up to 600 jobs would go in mining and small business, with disastrous flow-on effects for the community.
50 local aboriginals workers will be sacked and sent to the dole queue, widening the gap with non-indigenous Australia.
Call on the Premier and MPs to hit the pause button, listen to the concerns of the local North Stradbroke Island community and ensure that the current proper economic transition to a sustainable post-mining future be continued.
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