I move that the Senate:
1. commiserates with the 440 workers who will lose their jobs at the Leigh Creek coal mine and Port Augusta coal-fired power stations, which are flagged for closure by 2018;
2. recognises the outstanding leadership of the Repower Port Augusta Alliance and the Port Augusta City Council in working with the community to advocate for solar thermal to replace the outdated coal power stations;
3. acknowledges solar thermal presents great employment opportunities, as well as economic, health and environmental benefits for the Port Augusta community; and
4. calls on the Federal and South Australian State Governments to assist the Port Augusta community in transitioning to a clean energy future, providing jobs and security for the region.
This motion was supported by the Senate