FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR REGION ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN
Resource Industry Network has launched this advocacy campaign to ensure debates around coal mining are based on facts.
We believe this is going to be a significant election issue so it’s important the community takes the time to ensure they are an informed voter by understanding the facts and standing up to be heard about what you want for our region now and in the future.
The issue of coal mining is a complex one and not something that can be communicated in a single social media meme.
The website we have created as part of this campaign will inform people about the facts and provide information around the value of coal mining and its significance to regional communities, Queensland, and Australia.
We will also look at identifying the impact of well-intended environmental advocates who want to stop coal in its tracks. Impacts like jobs, businesses, and the future sustainability of our communities.
Resource Industry Network would encourage everyone to be part of this discussion and ensure they take the time to educate themselves on the issues.
We are requesting all local Federal Election candidates provide clear answers on where they stand when it comes to supporting mining investment in Australia, the development of new thermal and metallurgical coal mines, ensuring mining commences in the Galilee Basin, and the construction of the required railway line in the Galilee Basin. Candidate responses to supporting our sector and coal mining can be tracked here to enable everyone to make an informed vote.
It’s also important our voices are heard in relation to the State Government’s approvals of mining projects that are going to offer investment in our region, jobs for the future, and confidence in the market.
Resource Industry Network in no way supports bullying or other forms of harassment. We also don’t support it taking over 8 years to approve a coal mine. Creating new coal mines brings jobs and sustainability for the communities mining supports. In a state that has already successfully approved, built and operated more than 50 coal mines under the highest regulatory and environmental standards, it is not bullying to ask questions about approvals. As a community that will benefit from these decisions, we have a right to understand what the issues are and expect government to deal within appropriate time frames.
We strongly encourage our community members to be informed voters at this election and understand the facts and what each candidate is supporting in regard to coal mining and the future of our region.