In the News

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Justin Page HJA Co-ordinator:  [email protected]

October 8th, 2023

Hunter Workers, Hunter Jobs Alliance and Business Hunter back Hunter Offshore Wind project

“We’ve been advocating to see offshore wind proponents take a proactive approach to environmental and threatened species impact avoidance technologies from the outset,” coordinator Justin Page said.

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September 28th, 2023

Hunter Jobs Alliance supports offshore wind development

“With the right Government Policy and Framework settings we have the opportunity to create permanent secure, quality union jobs, local apprenticeships, training and transition opportunities for energy workers, maximise Australian manufacturing for offshore wind including wind turbine components, floating structures cables, and vessels, maximise local supply chains, provide benefits for First Nations people an use regulated Australian vessels and Australian crew.” said coordinator Justin Page.

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September 7th, 2023

HJA to push for Hunter New Industries Training Centre

“We have the resources, the knowhow and the industrial base here in the Hunter to provide training in renewables skills for the entire state” said Mr. Page.

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July 12th, 2023

Herald opinion piece for a TAFE New Industries Training Centre

“The Hunter Jobs Alliance believes there is a strong case for public investment in a TAFE new industries training centre based in the region. This would create clear paths for workers, address skills shortages, and attract investment in sectors where labour and skills significantly influence developers’ location decisions” write Jack Galvin-Waight from the Teachers Federation and Liam Phelan from the National Tertiary Education Union.

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May 6th, 2023

Net Zero Authority Welcomed

“This is a big, big day – for mining and energy workers, for their communities, for the union movement and for the country,” said AMWU Secretary Steve Murphy.

“It delivers on the promise Labor made to workers that they would be looked after, not left behind.”

March 22nd, 2023

Polling shows support for a local Authority

“By big, big margins, voters support specific policies from government. Whether they live in the Upper Hunter, Lake Macquarie, Maitland or Newcastle; people back a Hunter regional authority and other practical, tangible actions,” Hunter Jobs Alliance coordinator Warrick Jordan said.

February 12th, 2023

HJA supports energy plan

“Providing patient capital to de-risk investment is exactly the type of responsible role governments should be playing. It’s worked very well at the national level with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, and this hits a real gap at the state level,” said Warrick Jordan.

December 7th, 2022

Hunter Jobs Alliance energy survey

“There’s evidence that people see the upsides, but they know the transition won’t be a walk in the park,” Hunter Jobs Alliance coordinator Warrick Jordan said.

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