The great mining myth is that there are high-paying jobs just waiting for anyone who's prepared to work hard and live in isolated communities.
So says Today Tonight, which recently ran an investigation into out of work Australians trying desperately to find jobs in mining communities.
The program was broadcast earlier this month, and can also be found on Today Tonight's Youtube page.
We've embedded it here for your convenience.
What's your take on the video? Is the hype about high paying mining work a myth, or has it always been the case that if you've got the skills you're in demand, and if you don't, you're not.
Video: Today Tonight