International economist to speak at Morwell about a ‘Just Transition’

what could a ‘just transition’ for the Latrobe Valley look like? Here’s a chance to get inspired

Internationally recognised author and economist, Bob Massie, will be speaking alongside local
speakers in a public forum in Morwell about creating new economic opportunities to benefit the
community.

As outgoing president of the New Economy Coalition in the USA, Bob will be speaking about
exciting international examples, and how Australia might benefit from a ‘just transition’ to new,
cleaner economies.

One year on from the Hazelwood mine fire disaster, there are growing calls to diversify the local
economy, and to create new industries and employment opportunities that pose less health risks to
residents. The public forum, ‘A Just Transition for the Latrobe Valley?’, will examine the
opportunities and barriers that the Latrobe Valley community faces in ensuring ongoing livelihoods
and a healthy environment.

Morwell protests against inaction on Hazelwood mine fire, 2014. Pic: Ben Courtice Morwell protests against inaction on Hazelwood mine fire, 2014. Pic: Ben Courtice

Local speakers – including representatives from Voices of the Valley, the Earthworker Cooperative
and other…

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