In one of the most comprehensive fly-in fly-out (FIFO) research studies undertaken in Australia, rates of psychological distress, workplace bullying and burnout were found significantly higher among FIFO workers than their non-FIFO counterparts.
The McGowan government has released an updated draft FIFO code of practice to protect Western Australians’ mental health in the workplace.
An insight in to the other side of FIFO, and getting miners where they need to be, when they are needed.
Regional aviation that was boosted by fly-in, fly-out mine workers has slowed down as commodity prices dip.
Alliance Aviation has signed extensions to its existing contracts with Incitec Pivot and the miner MMG.
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.
While everyone is aware of the social impacts of FIFO workers, what is the impact that FIFO has on the workers themselves?
WA fly-in, fly-out workers are being warned they will face fines and docked pay if they don’t show up to work over the Christmas and New Year period.
Fly-in, fly out miner Hayden Michael Angwin has been fined $6,000 for joking about a bomb being placed on a Virgin flight from Rock Hampton to the Gold Coast.
Rio Tinto has awarded Diploma Group a $49 million contract for its Wickham Accommodation expansion project.
Xstrata Copper has extended its existing fly in fly out contract with Alliance Aviation.
While stories abound about the negative impact of fly-in fly-out workers, the issue isn’t as clear-cut as many think, writes Andrew Duffy.
A NSW council has put forth a motion to ban fly in fly out miners in the region.
Can the mining boom be blamed for the rising rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in some states?
A fly in fly out sex worker has won her appeal against motels refusing rooms to sex workers in Queensland mining regions.
Welcome to the Future of Work, a series from The Conversation that looks at the ongoing evolution of the workplace. Today, Griffith University’s Olav Muurlink looks at how the mining industry is single-handly transforming the nature of shift work in Australia.
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.
Alliance Aviation has entered a Letter of Intent to provide Services for Newmont Mining.
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.
The mining boom is reaching across the Tasman as more and more Kiwis are willing to pay their own fly in fly out fares to be part of it.