Cairns two speed economy

Everyone has heard how good the mining industry is for Queensland but is this actually the case for areas like Cairns and the Far North? The world’s largest coal mine is being developed 400km inland from Cairns, with a proposal to ship coal through the Whitsundays. There is no doubt that it will destroy existing jobs in tourism and agriculture, and hurt manufacturing across Queensland. This event will focus on the consequences of the mining boom for the 99 per cent of Queenslanders who don’t work in mining. Event to be opened by Mayor Val Schier Speakers include: Richard Denniss – Executive Director, The Australia Institute Rob Giason – CEO, Tourism Tropical Nth Qld. Tuesday March 13th 6-8pm Civic Reception Room, Council Administration Building 119-145 Spence Street. For more information, email T. (02)6206 8707. A flyer for this even can be downloaded from this page.

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