Scott Morrison Pledges $30M To Fund New Mining School In Queensland

Scott Morrison has announced $30m to fund a new school in Queensland to study mining.

Central Queensland University will set up a new school of mines and manufacturing at their campuses in Gladstone and Rockhampton, if the Coalition wins government on Saturday 18 May.

The university will launch new courses and degrees related to the mining industry, and will construct brand new buildings, new facilities and new equipment.

A new school of mines will be created in Rockhampton, and a new manufacturing training centre created in Gladstone, according to the plan.

In a press release, Morrison said this would not only support the mining sector, but would also train people in emerging industries like hydrogen. Hydrogen can be used to store energy generated by renewables like solar and wind.