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FIFO work and mental health drugs

A FIFO Addiction

Mine workers and FIFO camps go hand in hand. But turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with the isolation that comes with fly-in fly-out work. The Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland CEO Tony...

Court rules against CFMEU in drug testing battle

The Supreme Court of Queensland has dismissed the CFMEU’s application to declare the implementation of a new drug testing regime at BHP BMA’s Goonyella Riverside mine as not lawfully...

New hotline for FIFO workers and families

Fly-in, fly-out workers seeking confidential alcohol and drug support can now access a free 24/7 counselling hotline, developed by the Western Australian Government, to provide assistance and advice...

Miner Sacked For Drug Use Claims Drink Was Spiked

A mine worker who tested positive to methylamphetamine during a routine mine site drug test has told the Fair Work Commission that she believes her drink was spiked during a hotel drinking binge...

AMSJ April 2022