The Tasmanian Greens Member for Braddon Paul O’Halloran MP today expressed deep disappointment at news of job losses at Caterpillar Underground Mining in Burnie.

“This is very sad and distressing news for Caterpillar workers and their families, and for the broader community,” Mr O’Halloran said.

“The Greens understand this announcement was not unexpected, but it is absolutely the last thing that north-west Tasmania needs right now.”

“Tasmania’s unemployment rate is already far too high, and much more needs to be done to attract new investment and new job opportunities.”

Paul O’Halloran MP Greens Member for Braddon Tuesday