Premier heads north to discuss employment

ltu resoourcesMembers of the Premier’s job committee are meeting in Mackay this morning to discuss employment in Queensland to discuss the opportunity to develop a plan in the lead up to the State budget to minimise job losses in the resources sector moving forward.

More than 22,000 jobs have been lost in the resources sector in Queensland in the last two years. Jobs have mostly been lost in the Mackay region and this has an impact of SE Queensland and affects employment in Brisbane for people working in resource sector offices.

To find out more about the affects of this, in an ABC radio interview, Steve spoke to Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council Michael Roche and Mayor of Mackay Deirdre Comerford.

To listen to the ABC news interview CLICK HERE.