Remote mine workers are at significantly higher risk of psychological distress than the general Australian population, according to a report from the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA).
Dani Tamati, recruitment specialist and human resources manager at mining industry agency (and Prospect Award winner) THE resources Hub, identifies three of the biggest employment trends she has identified in the mining industry recently.
The Queensland Government has passed a law prohibiting 100 per cent fly in fly out (FIFO) workers on large resources projects near regional communities.
Swift Networks is working with mining companies around Australia to improve the entertainment and communications facilities at FIFO villages.
A mining job advertisement only open to job seekers who live close to Brisbane’s Airport has been described as “a direct kick in the guts” for regional Queensland.
Following research that found fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers are twice as likely than the rest of Australia’s general population to experience depression and anxiety, one man designed a new preventative measure to change that statistic.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided to approve the Charter Alliance agreement between Virgin Australia and Alliance Aviation Services to provide fly-in fly-out (FIFO) services in Western Australia, after it was initially rejected due to competition concerns.
A new disruptive technology will enable resources companies to save 9.2 hours per fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) swing, software company iHandover claims.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has opposed a strategic partnership between Virgin Australia and Alliance Aviation Services as it would mean two operators would dominate fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) services in Western Australia.
Queensland natural resources and mines minister Anthony Lynham has introduced to state parliament proposed laws banning 100 per cent FIFO workers on new large resource projects.
A new sea creature discovered off Western Australia’s Dampier coast has been named after FIFO workers.
Suicide prevention organisation R U OK? has launched a new campaign encouraging FIFO workers to support one another before they “hit rock bottom”.
BHP Billiton has withdrawn from its Kurra Village FIFO camp in Newman, WA, securing a win for Nationals leader Terry Redman over the camp’s license extension.
FIFO workers hopes have been quashed in court after the Fair Work Commission ruled recreation leave would not be included in termination notices.
Fly-in fly-out mining workers have been blamed for presenting a risk of unruly behaviour on flights, according to the Australian Institute of Criminology. The report ‘Responding to unruly airline passengers’ said intoxication was a significant factor for problem passengers, in a trend which although on the decline, could still be traced to some key risk … Continue reading FIFO workers blamed for unruly behaviour
Following protests last week, Northern Territory union branches have indicated they will step up their efforts to lobby for a 3/1 roster at Inpex’s Ichthys LNG project.
The Queensland Government will no longer allow new mining projects to operate under a 100 per cent FIFO policy.
Alliance Aviation and Virgin have entered a long term partnership to build their FIFO mining offering.
The unions are gearing up to reclaim millions of dollars’ worth of benefits lost in redundancy loopholes, with a new precedent set by the Fair Work Commission.
Stand-up comic Xavier Toby has released the second of his autobiographical novels on the daily grind of FIFO life.