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BHP Billiton has withdrawn from its Kurra Village FIFO camp in Newman, WA, securing a win for Nationals leader Terry Redman over the camp’s license extension.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.
Local council has again voiced its disapproval of the WA Government move to renew BHP’s lease on the 1200 bed Kurra Camp, located near Newman.
WA premier Colin Barnett has come under fire for his support of a FIFO camp licence extension at Newman.
A recently released research paper has shown that levels of depression, anxiety and stress among FIFO workers are higher than those experienced by non-FIFO workers, and that such mental health problems are not determined by demographic differences such as gender or relationship status.
Northern Territory unions have spoken out about the soaring number of suicides among FIFO workers employed on the Ichthys LNG project, calling for a FIFO code of practice to be implemented.
The announcement of a new bill to end discrimination against local job applicants at BMA coal mines has been met with scepticism by the CFMEU.
A new bill to ban 100 per cent FIFO policies was tabled in the Federal parliament yesterday by Queensland MP George Christensen.
The recommendations of a Queensland parliamentary report into FIFO practices has been met with opposition from resource industry lobby groups.
A final report from the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into the social impacts of FIFO practices has been delayed to fall in line with another investigation.