Thursday, 3 June 2010
Australian Mining Industry
Suspension of Standing Orders
That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Kennedy moving immediately the following motion:That the House immediately debate a matter of national importance, namely the continuing deterioration of the Australian mining industry demonstrated by the announcement by Xstrata that they will not be proceeding with Ernest Henry copper mine at Cloncurry nor the Wandoan Coal Project, costing Queensland 3,200 jobs in construction and over 1,000 permanent jobs thereafter.
I have been somewhat restrained, uncharacteristically restrained, on this subject—