More Maranoa Towns to benefit from FIFO Act

mining and gas sector

Six communities in the Maranoa and Banana regions will have greater access to mining jobs after being declared ‘nearby regional communities’ under the Queensland Government’s Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and … [Read more...]

Visa Restrictions Welcomed

Australian-457 visa 1

Maranoa MP David Littleproud has welcomed the Federal Governments’ move to abolish the Subclass 457 Visa for foreign workers saying the move will safeguard Australian jobs. He says the abolition moves will also see the creation of a new temporary visa restricted to critical skills … [Read more...]

Outback Unemployment Spirals

Looking for work

With all Outback Queensland’s youth unemployment rate now topping an unprecedented 36.6% (up 8.2% in the past year), Shadow Employment Minister Jarrod Bleijie has been quick to slam the Government’s extension to its youth employment scheme. Shadow Employment Spokesman Jarrod Bleijie says the … [Read more...]

$2.7 million for the Region’s Job-Seekers

Work Skills Traineeships

South-West Queensland and Darling Downs projects will receive $2.73 million in the latest round of funding from the State Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. Minister for Training and Skills, Yvette D’Ath, says 327 more places had been allocated to local job-seekers, with 19 … [Read more...]