A ‘Just Transition’ means moving to a new sustainable economy in a way that is fair for affected communities like the Latrobe Valley. This includes generating meaningful and secure jobs in industries with a promising, sustainable future.
Privatisation devastated the Latrobe Valley in the 1990s, cutting jobs without viable alternatives and destroying working and safety standards. Private corporations cannot be trusted to look after workers and the community.
With the closure of Hazelwood power station, state and federal government introduced a transition package of more than $300 million. Employment in the region has risen.
Transition Latrobe is a Facebook page sharing the journey to a brighter and more sustainable economy for Latrobe Valley in Gippsland, Victoria.