Discrimination in resource projects

The Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination by large resource projects against residents of nearby regional communities when applying for work at the project, and workers who become residents and choose not to travel to the project as a fly-in fly-out worker.

From 30 March 2018, it is unlawful for the owner or principal contractor of a large resource project to:

  • disadvantage a resident of a nearby regional community in a recruitment process;
  • not offer work during recruitment to a person because they are a resident of a nearby regional community; and
  • dismiss a worker because they are, or became, a resident of a nearby regional community and they choose to travel to the project other than as a fly-in-fly-out worker.

A list of large resource projects and the towns that comprise the nearby regional communities for each project is available online. Link to external website

Access a fact sheet about discrimination in resource projects.

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Making a complaint

Find out how to make a complaint.to the Commission about discrimination in resource projects.

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