Mayors meet with Michelle Landry to talk FIFO

MAYORS from Whitsunday, Mackay and Isaac regional councils have met with LNP member for Capricornia Michelle Landry in Canberra as all four consider how to protect their region from an increase in fly-in, fly-out workers.

Ms Landry wants to address a policy by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance that has it recruiting for two Moranbah coal mines exclusively from south-east Queensland and Cairns.

Whitsunday's Jennifer Whitney, Mackay's Deirdre Comerford and Isaac's Anne Baker met with Ms Landry on Tuesday to discuss how the policy was affecting their regions.

The three mayors were in town as part of a Regional Organisation of Councils trip.

The 100% FIFO policy is currently supported by the Queensland LNP Government.


‘Severely obese’ Queenslanders to have first grab at jab

Premium Content ‘Severely obese’ Queenslanders to have first grab at jab

Qlders classified as “severely obese” now eligible for priority jab

Queen sits alone as William, Harry show surprising unity

Premium Content Queen sits alone as William, Harry show surprising unity

The Queen has farewelled Prince Philip during an emotional funeral

Emergency declared after 25 motorcyclists die

Premium Content Emergency declared after 25 motorcyclists die

Police and the government have taken the ‘extraordinary step’ of warning 220,000...