Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill

I would like to make a contribution to the Strong and Sustainable Resources Communities Bill 2016. This has been a long time coming. This is a very important piece of legislation for the communities I represent in the seat of Gregory. I am talking about towns like Emerald, Clermont, Capella and Tieri that have suffered under the impost of 100 per cent fly-in fly-out workforces. These towns have lost people over many, many years.

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Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Select Committee - Report

Like many in this House, I pay tribute to the committee members who put together this report, Black lung white lies: inquiry in the re-identification of coal workerspneumoconiosis in Queensland. This is one of the most significant reports that we have seen in the parliament for a long time. On occasions I had the good fortune to be a part of the inquiry, which educated me on how bad things are and how we have probably let down many Queenslanders in regard to this issue.

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