South Australia has warned that Victoria’s mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector is likely to face disruptions following changes to the former’s COVID-19 travel rules.
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has limited interstate travel to those working in business critical roles in the mining sector.
The resources industry has declared health and safety as the first priority of the sector as it continues to implement national coronavirus protocols.
BHP Western Australian Iron Ore will begin advertising roles with more lifestyle flexibility as it seeks to increase the residential proportion of its workforce in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Ongoing protests at Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek mine is having no impact on people wanting a job at the project with 1800 people applying for 100 permanent roles on offer.
Councillors in Gladstone have unanimously supported a development application to double the capacity of a worker accommodation village, despite an anticipated reduction in the worker population in the area.
The approach towards maintaining mental health for FIFO workers has come a long way in recent years, with more attention from the research being conducted to study the effects of extended camp life on the worker. But how long should a worker be away from their family? Australian Mining talks to three professionals who deal with these issues at the coalface, to get their take on the mental safety aspect of FIFO.
Rockhampton Council wants a piece of the mining boom pie, telling resource companies it is open and willing for business.
New research has shown there is no solid data to indicate males in the mining industry experience more mental health issues compared to males in other industries.
The opportunity to work in a FIFO or DIDO role is an exciting prospect for many. Unfortunately the nature of this type of work also presents a number of psychological issues and risks for employees and their families.
Miners will meet with the Mining Family Matters group at Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition next month.
The proposed half-a-billion dollar Minyango underground mine south of Blackwater will not hire permanent contractors.
A mum in WA is starting a website and a consultancy, FIFO Success, to assist couples in choosing on a FIFO lifestyle and whether it is right for them.
A study into the wellbeing of FIFO workers has found stress, anxiety, drug and alcohol use and a sense of helplessness are high among the workforce, prompting calls for companies to spend more on mental health.
The mining boom has changed the way of life for working parents in Queensland as they now face new challenges in raising their families.
The mining sector has hit back at a new report that suggests FIFO workforces are damaging regional towns.
A new report examining the impacts FIFO and DIDO has on the community was released today exposing the downsides of using a transient workforce.
A Hunter Valley woman has launched a campaign to get the region’s mining workforce out of their cars and onto buses in an effort to reduce traffic congestion.
Global demand for minerals and fossil fuels has led to the rapid expansion of Australia’s resources sector. With this ramped-up activity, numbers of fly–in, fly–out (FIFO) and drive–in, drive–out (DIDO) non–resident workers (NRWs) have grown exponentially, placing pressures in mining communities on housing affordability, safety and infrastructure.
The world’s first comprehensive self-help book for miners has been launched to help Australian families coping with the pressures of FIFO/DIDO rosters and living in isolated mining communities.