Minister reaffirms stance against 100% FIFO

Posted March 13, 2015

Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham has put 100 per cent forced Fly-In, Fly-Out (FIFO) at the top of the agenda this week.

The minister met with Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker in Moranbah to discuss the issue.

“I want to assure council and Isaac communities, the state government will stand by our policy to reject any future applications for 100 per cent FIFO,” he said.

Mayor Baker said Dr Lynham agreed workers should have the freedom to choose where they live.

“This is a huge win for workers and families in our region, for the newly formed state government and Queensland; to put a stop to any future 100 per cent forced FIFO practices near established resource communities,” she said.

“We know when people are given genuine choice; enough will decide to live and work locally to ensure our communities remain sustainable.”

 

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