Capricornia MP tells Adani mining jobs must go to locals
FEDERAL Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry met with the head bosses of Queensland's largest coal proposal, Adani, yesterday.
Ms Landry got a firsthand brief on how the project was progressing from Adani CEO in Australia, Jeyakumar Janakaraj.
But she said one of her main reasons for the meeting was to once again emphasise the need for job opportunities for Central Queensland workers and contractors.
"What I expect of Adani is an obligation to spin off local employment opportunities," Ms Landry said.
"This is a significant project and Adani outlined that some individual contracts were worth up to $500million.
"While such contracts might fall outside the capacity of small companies, many had formed links with huge corporations to bid for work.
"They report that so far, 90% of aspects of some individual contracts have involved companies that hire Australian workers."
Adani is currently awaiting sign-off from the Federal Government to allow work to begin on the expansion of Abbot Point shipping terminal from where coal from Adani's Carmichael mine site near Clermont will be exported.