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Qld 'FIFO ban' bill to be introduced

AAP logoAAP 7/11/2016 Jamie McKinnell

Legislation to ban 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mine workforces will be introduced into Queensland's hung parliament during Tuesday's sitting.

During the state election Labor promised to bring an end to 100 per cent FIFO resource projects, concerned that people who live in regional areas should have the chance to apply for positions at nearby mining sites.

Existing 100 per cent FIFO operations will also be forced to consider locals for employment should the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill pass.

Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham will introduce the bill on Tuesday.

The House will also debate legislation to lift a statute of limitations dictating when child sex abuse survivors can pursue damages, which will have bipartisan support.

But parliament is likely to be in for a long and fiery session when the House debates Labor's serious and organised crime reforms.

The Palaszczuk government hopes to replace the Liberal National Party's anti-bikie laws, however the opposition has long argued its own provisions were working and there is no need for any change.

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