Motions - Resources Industry


Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (12:42): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the substantial contribution to the economic health of North Queensland provided by the resources industry;

(b) acknowledges that the resources industry:

   (i) contributed $2.97 billion in gross regional product in 2015-16 across two of the electorates that comprise a large part of North Queensland, namely Herbert and Kennedy,

   (ii) paid $673 million in wages to 5,053 full-time employees in 2015-16 across the electorates of Herbert and Kennedy,

   (iii) spent $952 million on local goods and services in 2015-16 across the electorates of Herbert and Kennedy, and

   (iv) made contributions that benefited 151 community organisations in 2015-16 across the electorates of Herbert and Kennedy; and

(c) urges the Government to continue its support of this economically, socially and environmentally responsible industry.

Question agreed to.

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