5 things you may not have known about the FIFO inquiry

GLADSTONE residents had the chance to have their say on FIFO and mining employment work conditions yesterday during public hearing.

But only three people gave evidence to the committee.

The public hearings for the parliamentary inquiry investigating employment in the mining industry and fly in fly out arrangements began in Mackay and Moranbah earlier this week.

More than 200 signatures have been already signed for the inquiry, which is looking into FIFO practices and its impact.

1. More than 220 written submissions have been made to the committee
2. Of the ones read so far, ZERO have been from Gladstone
3. THREE people gave evidence before the committee in Gladstone
4. In June 2014 there were 6,660 FIFO/DIDO workers based in Gladstone, according to the Queensland Government's Statistician's Office.
5. Not ONE business or council leader gave evidence to the committee.



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