URGENT INQUIRY: Opposition leader calls for parliamentary inquiry to examine the six mining deaths in Queensland mines in the past 12 months.
URGENT INQUIRY: Opposition leader calls for parliamentary inquiry to examine the six mining deaths in Queensland mines in the past 12 months. Supplied

Mining inquiry sought after further death

OPPOSITION leader Deb Frecklington has called for a parliamentary inquiry to examine how six people have died in Queensland mines in the past 12 months.

In a letter to Mackay MP Julieanne Gilbert, Ms Frecklington proposes a Parliamentary Select Committee also considers resourcing and operations of the mine safety inspectorate, including the inspectors in regional Queensland, and review the legislative framework to ensure it is the most effective in the world to protect mine workers.

Read the full story about Ms Frecklington's letter here.


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