Who wins, who loses from the mining boom? FREE PUBLIC FORUMS IN CAIRNS AND BRISBANE

mining The Australia Institute will host two events in Queensland in the coming fortnight to discuss the impact of the mining boom on the State’s tourism, manufacturing and agriculture industries. The events will focus on the 99 per cent of Queenslanders who don’t work in mining.

CAIRNSTuesday March 13 6.00 – 8.00pm Civic Reception Room, Council Administration Building 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns

The event will be opened by Mayor Val Schier and speakers include The Australia Institute’s Executive Director Richard Denniss and Tourism Tropical North Queensland CEO Rob Giason.

New research on the likely impacts of the proposed expansion of mining on the Tropical North Queensland economy will be discussed.

BRISBANETuesday March 206.00- 7.30pm Bleeding Heart Gallery 166 Ann St, Brisbane

Speakers: Richard Denniss, Queensland Tourism Industry Council CEO Daniel Gschwind and Drew Wagner, Chief Policy Officer, Agforce.

A new Institute research paper will be released to coincide with this event which details how the Queensland economy will be affected by the significant number of mining projects operating in the State.

For more information on either event contact Serena Rogers at serena@tai.org.au or (02) 6206 8707.

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