FIFO ban extended to eight more Qld projects

The Queensland Government has added another eight large resources projects to its ban on fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) recruitment in support of jobs for local communities.

Australian Mining is reporting the eight projects are Baralaba North (Baralaba Coal Company), Barbara (Round Oak Minerals), Bauxite Hills (Metro Mining), Century zinc (New Century Resources), Cook Colliery (Bounty Mining), Mount Colin (Round Oak Minerals), Mungana (Auctus Resources) and Olive Downs (Pembroke Resources).

These declarations represent the third addition to the Coordinator-General’s published list of large resource projects that are prohibited from employing a 100 per cent FIFO workforce.

A ban has previously been placed on the Grasstree and Moranbah North mines (Anglo American), Peak Downs and Saraji (BHP), Ernest Henry (Glencore), Dugald River (MMG Dugald River), New Acland (New Hope) and North Goonyella (Peabody Energy).

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