Queensland FIFO report delayed

A final report from the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into the social impacts of FIFO practices has been delayed to fall in line with another investigation.

An investigation into the financial impacts of FIFO on communities, chaired by former Ports Corporation CEO Leo Zussino, is running behind schedule and holding up the official inquiry.

Previously due on 30 September, the inquiry report will now be due for tabling in parliament on 9 October.

Inquiry panellist and Gladstone MP Glen Butcher said it was important that the inquiry had all information available to ensure there were no conflicts.

“We want to make sure we get it right rather than rush it through,” Butcher said, according to the Daily Mercury.

“And we can’t table our report until we have had a chance to thoroughly consider the other review running parallel to ours.”

Butcher said among the recommendations to be made in the report is a push to establish an industry watchdog to monitor FIFO practices.

“There is no body overlooking the mining companies to make sure they are doing the right thing, so that’s something we have included in our recommendations,” Butcher said.

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