The closure of the Great Barrier Reef will mean that more jobs will be lost at the state’s largest fishing port in North Brisbane, which is a major employer.
The Queensland Government said it was looking to hire about 700 people to fill the jobs.
The North Queensland Government says it will make more arrangements for job cuts.
“We have the right to make adjustments to our labour market based on market conditions, but we have to look at what the jobs are going to be, and we have some contingency plans,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
“The North Brisbane Ports Authority (NBPRA) is providing an interim plan for employment.”
She said it would be in the interest of the industry and the public for jobs to stay in North Australia.
The Government says about 1,300 jobs are expected to be lost across the state, with about 50,000 people employed in the industry.
The job losses will have a huge impact on the people who are already working in North Sydney and the surrounding suburbs, including the Port of Melbourne, which has more than 6,000 employees and employs more than 1,000.
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