Mirani’s MP lands chair role on govt committee on mining

MIRANI MP Jimmy Pearce looks forward to using his years of experience and passion for Central Queensland's mining industry after being elected chair of the Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources State Parliamentary Committee.

Mr Pearce worked in the mining industry as an underground and open cut coal mine worker for more than 11 years and has been representing resource communities for close to 30 years.

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He is set to receive an extra $57,578 on top of his base MP salary of $148,848.

The committee also includes Keppel MP Brittany Lauga, who will get an extra $23,031 as a committee member.

Mr Pearce said the committee would report to parliament about transport, infrastructure, local government, planning, state development and mines.



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