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Queensland mayor in full support of FIFO inquiry

MAYOR of Queensland’s largest mining region Anne Baker is seizing the opportunity to lodge a submission to the State Government’s inquiry into fly-in, fly-out workforce practices, and encourages the community and local businesses to do the same.

“This is our chance to put forward our case and influence much needed change to FIFO work practices and related impacts,” she said.

“The voice of the community is powerful and I encourage residents and businesses to tell their stories through a submission.”

“The inquiry covers a range of topics including mental health and effects on families.”

Cr Baker said the submission will give voice to local government and community impacts.

“…such as the effect 100% FIFO has on established resource communities; the incentives for companies choosing a FIFO workforce such as tax settings; the extent and projected growth of FIFO work practices by region; and the way the FIFO life style can effect mental health and families,” she said.

The Queensland Government’s inquiry looks at the impacts of ‘FIFO and other long distance commuting work practices in regional Queensland.

Submissions close on Monday, May 25 at 4pm.

The public can view more information on the Queensland Parliament website, following the link to committee and inquiries.

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