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FIFO changes could risk jobs: industry

The mining industry has urged state and federal governments to tread with caution over implementing recommendations from a parliamentary inquiry into fly-in, fly-out work practices, saying some of the proposed changes could result in increased costs and job losses.

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Want to see a real mess in the mining sector? Just look at South Africa, not sure where there is any good mining relationships with the local populations, maybe deep dark Africa

Ther's only one goose involved here

Tony Windsor would not know FIFO if he fell over it. Canberra pollies are themselves FIFO - they do not live there, they do not move their families there, they fly in and fly out to do their work. So what's the difference ? The difference is that no pollies have ever worked in the mining industry and done FIFO shifts !

So, Canberra's FIFO workers want to stop WA's FIFO workers? Wonder where that idea came from?

Another Politician without a clue. All this talk about Miners setting up in rural communities. Who will provide the houses? The Mining company. Who will upgrade roads, power supply, water supply and sewage services? The Mining Company? Many rural communities don't have 100 house Blocks ready to build on when approval is finally given to proceed with developing a mine. Will the Government meet its commitment to upgrade services to these rural towns? No, they will force the additional costs onto the Mining Company, despite many mines only having a short life of 5 - 7 years. This is simply the government abdicating its responsibility to support rual communities and passing responsibility onto Resource companies. The Golden Goose is going to run out of eggs soon.

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