Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters and the Noosa Greens will co-host a community discussion on the future of jobs in the local region at Peregian Beach Community House from 6.30pm tonight.
The ‘Jobs of the Future’ event will hear a range of views from teachers, experts and local people with an interest in diversifying the economy, creating long-term jobs and helping graduates enter the workplace.
The great line-up of include cofounder of InspirED Rebecca Davies, Director of the Peregian Digital Hub Chris Boden and Zero Emissions Noosa’s Joe Shlegris and a Welcome to Country by Bridgette Chilly Davis of Mooloolah's Dhdugga Kabi Kabi people.
Senator Waters has recently chaired hearings of the Future of Jobs in Regional Australia Inquiry in Townsville and Mackay, and now she is co-hosting this event to talk about job opportunities for Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.
“The Sunshine Coast is at a cross-roads, the economic approaches from last century are letting us down but regions that plan for the transition can flourish and take advantage of this change,” she said.
“Everyone in Noosa and the Sunshine Coast deserves an open conversation about how to deal with the impacts of climate disruption and help turn the transition away from fossil fuels into a region-sustaining opportunity.
“Noosa Council’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2026 will bring opportunities for good, sustainable, local jobs.
“I’m heading to Noosa today so I can hear first-hand what people and workers value about their community and how they think the region can adapt to the rapid change taking place in our economy, from a local to global scale,” senator Waters said
This event is open to everyone in the community, and will include light refreshments and vegetarian and gluten free finger food.
What: Jobs of the Future
When: 6.30-7.30pm, Wednesday 30 October
Where: Peregian Beach Community House