Palmer United Party (PUP) Queensland leader John Bjelke-Petersen said that the party would support towns established before the mining boom by halting 100% fly-in-fly-out mine work.
Mr Bjelke-Petersen said PUP would try to remove 100% FIFO because it was causing regional communities to struggle.
He also said the party would “turn the electricity industry upside down and take control back” if PUP could secure enough candidates to give them a balance of power.
Mr Bjelke-Petersen made the statement while with his party candidates Michael Hall, standing for the seat of Mirani, and Kylee Stanton, who is standing for the seat of Whitsunday.
The two candidates said the rising costs of living and electricity in their areas are both big issues.
Mr Hall said the FIFO workers contracted by the mining companies have a detrimental economic impact on communities which will only continue if something isn’t done, and mentioned that he knew of people losing their homes or unable to repay mortgages due to a lack of workers to rent them to.