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Treasurer delivers Budget 2020 presentation to RIN members

Resource Industry Network members had the opportunity to engage with the highest level of government last night when Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg called in to Mackay via a video call to personally deliver a presentation around the Federal Government’s Budget 2020 announcements.

Represented in the room was Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, who also participated in Q&A with RIN members, and Dawson MP George Christensen.

Mr Frydenberg spoke exclusively to Resource Industry Network members and thanked them for their tireless efforts in keeping the resources sector operational during what had been a challenging year.

RIN members had the opportunity to ask questions with members leaning to topics around insurance, coal-fired power stations, water availability, Covid-19, border restrictions, and the 2020 Budget itself.

RIN acting general manager Dean Kirkwood said the opportunity for members to directly engage with the highest level of government was testament to RIN’s ability to effectively represent its members and the sector here in the region.

“Last night was a fantastic opportunity for our members to hear from and connect with government around Budget related issues, as well as more broader sector issues.

“We’d like to thank Mr Frydenberg, Mr McCormack, and Mr Christensen for taking the time to address our vibrant and engaged METS sector,” he said.

After the event, RIN chair David Hartigan took Mr McCormack on a tour of the new Resources Centre of Excellence including the underground mining simulator.


For further information, or to discuss interview opportunities, please contact:
Jodie Thompson - RIN Communications Manager
P: 07 4952 4184    |   M: 0408 638 968

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