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Response to false and misleading media reporting on Clermont employment

21 March 2024

Response to false and misleading media reporting on Clermont employment

We reject the inference in some media reporting this week that we do not wish to employ local Clermont people at our Carmichael mine in central Queensland.

We employ Clermont residents in permanent roles and use local businesses to supply the mine and have done so from the earliest days of the Carmichael mine, which has been producing and exporting coal for more than two years.

We regularly advertise roles for people who live in Clermont on our jobs portal.

We provided the following statement to media enquiries:

“The Queensland Coordinator-General has repealed the decision (to make Clermont a “nearby regional community” as defined in the Strong and Sustainable Resources Communities Act) and the matter will be discontinued.

“We brought this legal action because the State’s decision to legislate that we employ Clermont locals was unnecessary overregulation as we already do so and have done so throughout construction and operation of the Carmichael mine.

“We are proud to have Clermont people working in permanent jobs at Carmichael and to have Clermont businesses supplying to us.

“Providing these employment and contracting opportunities for Clermont will remain an everyday part of our business as the Carmichael mine continues to operate for decades to come.

“The next step in the legal process with the State is for the parties to agree on the amount of legal costs the State Government will pay to Bravus Mining and Resources.”