Hundreds to attend CQ FIFO rally

HUNDREDS of angry residents, families and small business owners are expected to turn out to one of the biggest community meetings ever to be held in Moranbah next Tuesday, as Mining Giant BMA goes against community concern by lodging a 100% fly-in fly-out workforce application for the $4b Caval Ridge Mine.

“This will be our region’s last chance to send a strong message to the State Government that our region won’t cop 100% Fly in fly out from BMA or any other company.” Queensland Mining Communities President Kelly Vea Vea said today.

“This application is bad for families, bad for communities and bad for Central Queensland’s economy because 100% of any economic benefit will fly out with this project.” she said.

Ms Vea Vea said residents, councils, small businesses and mine workers from Mackay to Rockhampton and everywhere in between believed 100% FIFO set a dangerous precedent.

Representatives from the Coordinator General’s Office will be in attendance.

Comment is being sought from BMA.



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