Media | Local News

LNP pays tribute to workers on Miners Memorial Day

19th September 2019

The Liberal National Party joins the community in honouring the memory of Queenslanders who have lost their life working in mines.

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said Miners’ Memorial Day was an opportunity to reflect on the past to help develop a safer mining future.

“I feel for the families who have lost loved ones and for the miners who have lost their mates,” Ms Frecklington said.

“A single death is one too many and communities are torn apart.

“Queensland was built on the back of the resources industry thanks to the men and women who work in our mines.

“Ensuring every miner who goes to work comes home safely must be the common goal for all connected with the mining industry.”

LNP Shadow Mines Minister Dale Last said many Queenslanders would gather at Moura today for Miners’ Memorial Day.

“Moura is just one of the many communities across regional Queensland that rely on the resources industry,” Mr Last said.

“Those communities deserve to know that the health and safety of mineworkers should always come first.

“The LNP is committed to listening to mining communities and working with the resources industry to ensure workers have safe and secure jobs.”