Speeches | June 21, 2017
Hamilton Mineral Plant
Victorian Parliament - 21 June 2017 - Ms KEALY - It is incredibly disappointing that almost three months after Iluka announced the suspension of their mineral sands separation plant in Hamilton, which will result in around 120 direct and indirect job losses, the Andrews Labor government have failed to provide any support or additional investment to build business confidence in the region. Even in this year’s state budget Labor’s paltry funding extended to only a new boat for the Hamilton State Emergency Service unit — nothing for health, education, police or job creation infrastructure and investments. City‑centric Labor have no plan for country Victoria, no plan for managing the impending job losses in Hamilton and no care for the future of our region.