QLD unions discuss fair mine tax

Queensland union delegates are meeting in Brisbane today to refine their position on the new mining tax proposed by the federal government.

Queensland union delegates are meeting in Brisbane today to refine their position on the new mining tax proposed by the federal government.

Tony Maher, national president  of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) says there is a lot at stake for mining companies and that the mining tax is affecting social infrastructure in Queensland’s mining regions.

"This meeting is about making sure our union has an unambiguous position on the government’s mineral resources rent tax," he said in a statement on Monday.

"There has also been discussion of a sovereign wealth fund of late and our union will take a clear position on that issue."

The issue of climate change will also be on the agenda for the forum today.
 

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