The LNP has called on Labor to begin the review of Queensland's fly-in fly-out regulations it promised in Parliament more than two years ago.
Labor's Minister for Mining Dr Anthony Lynham told Parliament in August 2017 a review would be conducted during the debate on the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill.
LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said the delayed review was an example of the Palaszczuk Labor Government failing mining communities and the regions.
"I recently visited Queensland's North West and in communities like Mount Isa the impact of FIFO workforces on communities and jobs is the number one issue," Ms Frecklington said.
"This issue is being buried by Labor because they put the interests of big mining companies before mining communities."
LNP Shadow Minister for Mining Dale Last said it was time for Labor to deliver the FIFO review and implement the LNP amendments Annastacia Palaszczuk rejected in 2017.
"The LNP wants to end 100 per cent FIFO workforces in the construction stage of large resource projects and instead provide jobs for local communities," Mr Last said.
Labor Minister for State Development, Cameron Dick defended the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act which he said aimed to regulate and reduce FIFO mining in Queensland.
"In the Hansard reference circulated by the LNP themselves, the Minister stated the Government would be 'undertaking a post implementation review that will commence within 18 months to two years of the commencement of the proposed legislation'," Mr Dick said.
"Accordingly, the review is required to commence in the period 30 October 2019 to 30 March 2020, and the Government will fully honour that commitment.
"The first stage of the review will be engaging with stakeholders, including local government and owners of resource projects, to understand their views."
Mr Dick said they we will not be listening to the LNP's ideas as they turned a blind eye to FIFO when they were in Government and have no credibility.
State MP for Traeger Rob Katter said FIFO was a very big issue to tackle.
"Both parties in government are guilty in contributing to its growth. I am working on legislation for state parliament that should constrain it, which has been difficult to put together with the removal of my parliamentary staff," Mr Katter said.
"The new government legislation on FIFO is completely ineffective in the North West Minerals province.
"The government departments are just as guilty as the Mining Industry when it comes to using FIFO and both have to be considered in this conversation."
Mr Katter said the Labor government may have returned all the public servants in Queensland that the LNP got rid of but they weren't returned to the country areas.
"To reduce FIFO we need more scrutiny in mining around the use of FIFO and labour hire workforce from Government and tax incentives from government to entice people financially.
"People chasing prosperity will always be the main driver bringing people to remote areas not lifestyle. They will discover the great lifestyle once they are here but they mostly come chasing prosperity.
"We can always do more at a local level to make the place more appealing but I am convinced that these are the main levers to pull to reign in this problem," he said.
Mr Katter said we shouldn't be building another $5 billion traffic tunnel to deal with congestion in cities when the same funds could be used to entice people to live in the regions to achieve a similar impact.
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