This Thursday 6 June, we’re joining Mayor Jenny Hill, Townsville Chamber of Commerce, the Queensland Resources Council, Townsville business leaders, and the Mayors from Rockhampton, Mackay, and Toowoomba at Parliament House, Brisbane to stand up for regional Queensland. As a united voice, we will send a clear message that the major industries regional communities depend upon, like the mining and resources sector, have a strong future in Queensland.
The 'Queenslanders Unite' rally is also supported by AgForce, the LGAQ, CCIQ and regional affiliates, and Regional Enterprise Groups from Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Toowoomba.
We welcome the opportunity to stand collectively with other regional communities to reinforce the importance of the resources sector to our region and Queensland. Mining and resources are important to us all, we stand together across the regions, in support for those working within the resources industry, their families and the investment that underpins a large part of our economy.
All Queenslanders have the right to good jobs in their local communities through our major industries, and they deserve to benefit from the wealth their hard work creates for our state. We want a fair go for all Queenslanders, no matter where they live, and a fair share of the returns our local businesses produce through mining, farming, fishing, tourism and small business.
Whilst we are coming together in Brisbane to stand up to the activists, more importantly we are bringing the message to the south for our friends in that corner to join with us and unite Queensland and work together on growing it. The resources sector in particular is being targeted by activists, yet they don’t understand the importance of mining to our broader economy and that mining jobs are honest jobs not to be sneered at by minority interests. Regional Queensland families deserve to have the opportunity to make an honest dollar for their families’ futures - as they stood up for at the recent election.
This isn’t about city versus country. It’s about showing that all Queenslanders support the regions and support the jobs that create so much of the wealth for our state. 'Queenslanders Unite' is the day after State of Origin Game 1, so if you’re in Brisbane for the game join with us as a proud North Queenslander as we rally for our region's future.