Gina Rinehart and other miners are denying many Western Australians the chance to work on our big resources projects by bringing in overseas workers. This means fewer local workers get the chance to share in our resources boom now, and fewer WA kids get the training they need for the future.

We need State and Federal Governments to provide our kids with the training they need for mining jobs. And we need politicians who stand up to our resources companies to ensure that mining jobs go to local workers first.