Bob Katter says he will wield his political power in the fight to save mining jobs in the North West.
The Federal Member for Kennedy said that following the official declaration of the poll for the electorate he would brainstorm with the region's leaders to talk with Glencore Xstrata executives.
The company's copper operations in north Queensland have been under review, with jobs cut and new plans shelved as part of the evaluation.
Mr Katter said he would initiate discussions no later than the start of next week with his son, the State Member for Mount Isa Rob Katter, and Mount Isa Mayor Tony McGrady.
Mr Katter called for transparency on the loss of mining jobs from Glencore Xstrata operations at Mount Isa Mines and Ernest Henry Mining at Cloncurry as part of the company's new strategy after the merging of Glencore and Xstrata.
''The people deserve to be in the know,'' he said.
''We will go as a collective and we're well within our right to demand a meeting [with Glencore Xstrata executives] about the future.
''The laws of Queensland state that you have to use or lose it You can't just sit on an ore body.''
Mr Katter said that in previous talks to the miner about the future of operations, he was given the line of ''operations are under review, both underground and open pit,'' by the company's highest officials.
''These questions need answers,'' he said.
''People are entitled to know whether they should move to the Isa, expand their business or detract their business,'' he said.
''We won't bury our head in the sand, we need to look at reality and act with considerable force if needed.''
Mr Katter said he would also remind the company of his effectiveness in helping reduce the high Australian dollar.
''There's no justification for a high dollar,'' he said.
A Glencore Xstrata spokesperson said internal communication was the company's priority.
''Communication with our people has been our priority,'' the spokesperson said.
''We have remained transparent in communicating decisions as they are made to our employees and ensuring adequate support is available to them.''
The spokesperson said the review for North Queensland Copper operations were still ongoing.
The spokesperson also confirmed work on four of the five open pits at the company's Mount Margaret operations had been temporarily suspended.
''We have temporarily suspended development activities at parts of our satellite Mount Margaret operation, located near Cloncurry, and are now undertaking an in-depth technical review,'' they said.
''There have been some impacts to a few contractors working at our the site, however, our people continue to work on developing the remaining pit into 2014 and undertaking the review.''
The spokesperson said the pits had proven to be more complex than initial modelling had anticipated.