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Coal royalties to fund jobs in Queensland

AAP logoAAP 11/12/2016

Coal royalties will be funnelled into new programs to boost jobs in regional Queensland.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt is expected to announce a regional jobs package when he releases his mid-year fiscal and economic review on Tuesday, The Courier-Mail reports.

Some of the money for the package will come from a $1 billion boost to the budget on the back of surging coal royalties, the paper reports.

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