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FIFO partners more likely to be depressed, study says

Partners of fly-in fly-out workers have higher levels of emotional problems than other parents in the community, and are at a greater risk of using harsh discipline with their children, University of...

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QLD mines to end 100% FIFO under new legislation

Queensland mines will have to ditch 100% fly-in fly-out and hire locally under proposed Queensland Government legislation. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines...

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FIFO worker self-harms on Perth flight

A Chevron FIFO worker harmed himself during a flight to Perth on Friday. The man, who works at Chevron’s Gorgon Project on Barrow Island, is now “stable”, according to a site notice sent by...

FIFO worker denied compensation after workmate death

A Queensland FIFO worker has lost an appeal for workers compensation for psychological injury after witnessing his co-workers dead body wheeled away. On January 31, 2013, Mr Sansom, a Caval Ridge...

Safety and health studies need expert opinion

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have urged health and safety professionals to participate in university research studies. “Safety and health representatives make a major contribution to...

Mental health app takes top gong at safety awards

Murphy Pipe and Civil’s mental health app has been recognised by the Australian Pipeline and Gas Association, taking home first prize for the APGA’s annual Safety Award last week. Last...

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WA Government “abandons” FIFO workers

The West Australian government has been accused of abandoning fly-in fly-out workers after it refused to establish the recommendations in a state inquiry into the mental health impacts of FIFO. The...

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Queensland FIFO Review released

The Queensland Government has released a review of fly-in fly out mines in the state, which has presented eight recommendations to the mining industry. The state government commissioned the FIFO...

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