Missing FIFO review another broken Labor promise

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The LNP has called on Labor to begin the review of the state's fly-in fly-out (FIFO) regulations that it promised in Parliament more than two years ago.

Labor's Minister for Mining told Parliament a review would be conducted during the debate on the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill in August 2017*.

Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington said the delayed review was yet another example of the Palaszczuk Labor Government failing mining communities and the regions.

"I recently visited Queensland's North-West and in communities like Mount Isa the impact of FIFO workforces on communities and jobs is the number one issue," Ms Frecklington said.

"This issue is being buried by Labor because they put the interests of big mining companies before mining communities.

"A promise from Labor is worthless.

"Labor is the only the party that has ever approved a 100 per cent FIFO project, when Anna Bligh signed off BMA's Caval Ridge and Daunia mines in 2011.

"Annastacia Palaszczuk was part of Anna Bligh's Cabinet then and she is still failing Queensland's mining communities today."

LNP Shadow Minister for Mining Dale Last said it was time for Labor to deliver the FIFO review and implement the common-sense LNP amendments that Annastacia Palaszczuk rejected in 2017**.

"The LNP wants to end 100 per cent FIFO workforces in the construction stage of large resource projects and instead provide jobs for local communities," Mr Last said.

"The LNP is listening to communities and will guarantee they have a voice in social impact statements for large projects.

"Only the LNP understands the importance of building genuine partnerships between regional communities and the resources industry – partnerships that ensure the growth and jobs that flow from mining benefit local people."

* Hansard, page 2524: www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/hansard/2017/2017_08_24_WEEKLY.pdf

** Hansard, page 2499: www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/hansard/2017/2017_08_24_WEEKLY.pdf

 
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