Labour union the CFMEU has also thrown its weight behind calls for the Queensland government to approve the New Acland Stage 3 project.
CFMEU Queensland Mining and Energy district president Stephen Smyth said the government had to stand up for workers.
“This has gone on for long enough. I know first-hand how important mining jobs are for regional Queensland. We want to see Queenslanders employed in the coal industry whether they’re in Moranbah or at Acland.
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