CFMEU - Mining and Energy Division
Support the Campaign: Drayton South Mine Extension
Support the campaign for the Drayton South mine extension to help guarantee current and future jobs for the Hunter Valley. Get the facts and then write to your local MP, newspaper and local mineworkers.
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The mining sector is booming in Australia and generating considerable wealth. The CFMEU is committed to campaign for government policies that spread the benefits of the boom more widely.
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Why Mr Abbott?
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The CFMEU strongly supports the proposed Drayton South mine extension and urges you to support this campaign.
A strong and vibrant mining industry, where new projects come online to make up for those winding down, is critical to the prosperity of the Hunter Valley.
Go to Drayton Jobs to write to a local Hunter Valley MP, send a letter to a local paper and also send a letter of support to the workers.
Some facts about Drayton South:
Abolition of the Australian Jobs Act would see major projects across the country employing fewer Australians.
Concerns that the Government plans to abolish Australian Industry Participation Plans by repealing the Jobs Act have been heightened by the Government’s call for a review of the Act.
CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor said repealing the Jobs Act would mean fewer opportunities for Australian companies – and therefore fewer Australian jobs - on major transport, energy and other projects.
The so-called “independent” review of the 457 Visa program announced today by Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator Michaela Cash leaves many questions unanswered, according to the CFMEU.
CFMEU National Assistant Secretary, Dave Noonan said that the union welcomes any genuine review of the 457 Visa program.
“We believe the more light that’s shone on the 457 visa program the better. But the review announced by Senator Cash is unbalanced with apparently no formal terms of reference.
“It’s a one page media release and cites a reporting date of mid 2014 which is only 16 weeks away,” said Mr Noonan.
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