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FIRST EVER STUDIES REVEALS THE TRUE FACTS BEHIND FIFO

Less than a quarter of Australia’s Fly in Fly Out (FIFO) and Drive in Drive Out (DIDO) workforce is directly employed in the mining industry, the first ever study of long distance commuting has revealed. Despite claims that FIFO and DIDO is a “cancer” in Australia, a study of the 2011 Census by KPMG shows that only 2.1 per cent of the national workforce Long Distance Commutes (LDC) to work. Miners represent 21 per cent of the total LDC workforce.

CHANGES TO PROJECT APPROVALS LAWS ARE UNNECESSARY AND UNWELCOME

The Minerals Council of Australia strongly opposes the Federal Government’s planned changes to the Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Act relating to large coal mining developments and water resources.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

International Women’s Day is an important day to reflect on the work the minerals sector has done in attracting women to its workforce, as well as the work that still needs to be done.

MCA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The Minerals Council of Australia Board has commenced succession planning to replace Chief Executive Officer Mitch Hooke following his decision not to renew his contract at the end of this year. He has been CEO of the Council since May 2002.

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