Qld energy jobs focus among Labor leaders

Queensland's plan to move away from coal has been framed as an opportunity for new jobs as Labor leaders address the party faithful in the Sunshine State.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Treasurer Jim Chalmers were in the room as the state's premier flagged thousands of energy jobs in a speech at Labor's state conference on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

"Today we are launching one of the largest recruitment campaigns to find 2300 new workers," Ms Palaszczuk said.

"Working across our six publicly owned energy companies, these workers will help put our energy plan into action."

Engineers, labourers and admin workers are among the sought-after staff.

The state government has previously announced a workers charter that provides job opportunities in publicly owned companies or elsewhere in the public sector for displaced energy workers.

The premier thanked the unions on Saturday for their role in securing the agreement as part of an energy plan designed to end reliance on coal-fired power by 2035.

She also flagged plans to manufacture electric buses as well as prefabricated homes for frontline workers in regional Queensland.

But the state opposition wanted her to use the gathering to push for a 50-50 health funding split between the state and Commonwealth.

"Today the premier has a chance to demand Queensland's fair share with the prime minister in the audience," Opposition Leader David Crisafulli said.

"Anything short shows they're throwing in the towel."

Labor's state conference marks the halfway point of Ms Palaszczuk's current term as premier, a position she's held for almost eight years.

The focus on public-sector job creation comes almost a decade after job losses in the sector under the former Liberal National Party government.

Anthony Albanese also addressed members, the first time a Labor prime minister and premier have fronted the Queensland conference since Anna Bligh and Julia Gillard in 2011.

The prime minister praised the Queensland government's target of 70 per cent renewable energy consumption by 2032.

"It's classic Queensland - going for the biggest and the best," Mr Albanese said, praising the "biggest pumped hydro scheme in the world" and the "massive" uptake of battery storage and rooftop solar.

He also praised the state's proposed "super grid", which he said would connect solar, wind battery and hydrogen power across the state and bring "thousands of new jobs and billions in new investment to regional communities".

Mr Albanese criticised federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton's call for an "intelligent conversation" on the role nuclear power could play in providing affordable and reliable emissions-free energy.

Nuclear energy was the most expensive form of power and the opposition was turning its back on cheaper renewables, the prime minister said.

"Only Peter Dutton could look at this beautiful part of the Sunshine Coast and say 'what a great spot for a nuclear reactor'," Mr Albanese said.

"We believe in the light on the hill. The LNP want us to glow in the dark."