Real solutions for unemployment

Youth unemployment in the Wide Bay region, taking in Bundaberg, Maryborough, Kingaroy, Gympie and Hervey Bay, currently sits second on the list with a youth unemployment rate of 19.8 per cent.

It’s a rate about eight per cent above Australia’s national youth unemployment rate.

In the lead up to the federal election, all candidates need to develop solutions rather than focus on headlines, blame and slogans.

For example, I offer the following: We should be phasing out plastic and replacing everything with Industrial Hemp reducing the multi millions of dollars on landfill, effectively cleaning up the planet, supporting our farmers, boosting our economy with jobs, jobs and more jobs. Million $ Crop, Trillion $ Industry.

Uses third less water than sugar, farmers could use as a rotation crop, replacing nutrients lost, build our roads at a third of price and vital infrastructure – little to no maintenance, saving millions on maintenance and easing budget pressures. Fuels, textiles, medicine, the list goes on and let’s not forget the stop of deforestation with 3 crops a year – all things paper.#water4life

Another solution: All this plastic stuff has to go somewhere and with that Cliff Thomas and I have been working on a solution to bring plastics back to its molecular level through pyrolysis. Once plastics have been replaced landfill sights can be mined to remove all plastics.

Another example: We are right in the middle of a food bowl, by 2050, 9 billion people will be wanting to be fed, we should be tapping into this right now. There will be a mass exodus of farmers in the next 10 to 20 years and I believe there is a need for young leaders to be engaged in finding sustainable agricultural solutions to the growing global need for safe, nutritious food.

And again, another solution: We need infrastructure that complements sustainable industries that value add across most portfolios including water security.

Stop listing to all the blah blah blah – ask Candidates for real detailed solutions and stop heading towards the best educated dole queues in the world.

#employmentopportunities #realsolutions