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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...

Labour hire worker exploitation revealed in court

The exploitation of working people in the Bowen Basin and Queensland’s labour hire industry will be the focus of a Parliamentary hearing in Mackay today. The hearings of the Finance and...

CFMEU calls to end casualisation in mining industry

The CFMEU have put pressure on the Government to ensure job security in the Queensland mining industry. The union pointed out that despite coal production increasing by 50 million tonnes since 2011...

CQ miner seeks $2.5m after horrific crash

A Central Queensland mine worker is suing three companies for $2.5 million after receiving brain damage in a car crash. Norwich Park machine operator Harold Kerle was driving home to Monto from a...

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...

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