Australia's 'dirtiest' coal fired power plant to close

THE Federal Government has announced it will offer a $43 million assistance package for workers who lose their jobs when the Hazelwood coal fired power plant in Victoria is closed. 

The plant which is widely held to be the dirtiest in the country employed about 750 people - including 450 direct employees and 300 contractors - the ABC reports. 

"This will comprise $3 million for job active assistance, retraining, other financial services support for those affected workers," Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said. 

"When it comes to the jobs in the Latrobe Valley and the future of those affected workers, the Turnbull Government is announcing today a $43 million package."


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