REVERSE DECISION ON 100% F.I.F.O. IN THE BOWEN BASIN

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REVERSE DECISION ON 100% F.I.F.O. IN THE BOWEN BASIN

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Kerri Furber started this petition to Campbell Newman (Premier of Queenlsand) and

 

REVERSE THE DECISION OF F.I.F.O

 

THIS IS DETRIMENTAL AS IT IS DESTROYING SMALL TOWN COMMUNITIES IN THE BOWEN BASIN; THERE ARE MANY INVESTORS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS THAT ARE FACING BANKRUPTCY OR CLOSURE BECAUSE OF THE INTRODUCTION OF 100% F.I.F.O.

 

THERE ARE LARGE NUMBERS OF AFFORDABLE VACANT HOUSING IN MANY OF THESE SMALL TOWNS WHICH COULD BE EASILY UTILISED BY MINING COMPANY EMPLOYEES, SOLVING FATIGUE ISSUES OF TRAVELLING LONG DISTANCES TO GET TO WORK AND LEAVING THEIR FAMILIES FOR WEEKS AT A TIME THEREFORE ENCOURAGING CLOSER FAMILY TIES.

 

MANY THOUSANDS OF JOBS HAVE BEEN LOST IN THE REGION. THIS IS AN INSULT TO THE SKILLED WORKERS WHO HAVE HELD THESE POSITIONS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS ONLY TO BE TOLD THOSE WHO WISH TO KEEP THIER JOBS NEED TO HAVE A BRISBANE/CAIRNS ADDRESS. ARE OUR GOVERNING BODIES, LOCAL AND STATE REALLY THERE FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES AND REGIONS?

 

THERE ARE MANY FAMILIES WHO HAVE ESTABLISHED THEMSELVES IN THESE COMMUNITIES. WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AFTER THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED HOMES AND WANT TO LIVE LOCALLY AND ENCOURAGE MORE TO DO THE SAME.

 

THE COMMUNITY OF NEBO FOR EXAMPLE HAVE FOUGHT LONG AND HARD TO HAVE A RESIDENT MEDICAL PRESENCE, NOW THE DESICION OF 100% F.I.F.O. PUTS THIS SERVICE IN JEOPARDY. THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY OTHER FACILITIES IN SMALL COMMUNITIES FUNDED BY RATES AND TAXES UNDER PRESSURE TO REMAIN VIABLE.

 

PLEASE CONSIDER AT LEAST GIVING THE COMMUNITIES THE RIGHT TO SURVIVE BY REVERSING THE 100% F.I.F.O. DECISION AND ALLOWING AT LEAST A 50/50 F.I.F.O OR ALLOWING  PEOPLE A CHOICE OF WHERE THEY WISH TO LIVE, AFTER ALL THIS IS WHERE THE MONEY IS BEING MADE, BUT NOTHING IS BEING PUT BACK INTO THE REGION IT’S TAKEN FROM.

 

 

 

 

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