MiningFM: FIFO inquiry recommends family-friendly rosters | helping new dads to cope | dealing with FIFO bullies
The West Australian inquiry into FIFO mental health released its final report last month, recommending family-friendly rosters and anti-bullying procedures as part of a major drive to improve mental wellbeing among workers. Mining Family Matters applauds the parliamentary committee for its comprehensive approach. > READ MORE
helping new dads to cope when baby makes three
A new baby is a bundle of joy, right? Well, not always. Mums AND dads can initially struggle with the brave new world of parenting, and especially so when FIFO is part of the picture. Psychologist Angie Willcocks offers expert advice and practical tips for new dads.> read more
singapore has changed. so don't 'stop over'. stop and explore...
We've all heard the lame stereotypes about FIFO workers sacrificing family life for a plasma TV and trips to Bali. Well we reckon Bali is sooo last mining boom. If you're looking to explore new territory with the family on your next R&R, think Singapore.> read more
"my husband is being bullied at work? how do i help?"
When a FIFO wife recently posed this question on our Facebook page, it sparked a lively debate. Some said "suck it up" (and we do NOT support that view) but most offered practical, wise advice. Great food for thought for other workers and supervisors too.> READ MORE
easy guide to tough conversations with your partner
We've all been there: dreading a difficult conversation because we know it could turn into an argument. Our Oil & Gas Mum Deb Russo is great at this stuff, and she's got some really simple strategies for avoiding confrontation during tough (but important) conversations.> read more
if fifo is all fun and games, why was my week so hard?
Miner's Girl Sarah Long has her tongue firmly in cheek this week as she recounts her "glamourous, sex-filled" week of FIFO away from home. (As we all know, the reality was a little different.)> read more
a new look for auscoal super
Auscoal Super, one of our many generous website sponsors, has adopted a fresh approach and changed its name to Mine Wealth + Wellbeing. The new brand is a tribute to the organisation's heritage and a taste of things to come.> read more
so you're on linkedin? let's make it work for you
We've all got LinkedIn profiles these days, and most of us don't give them a second thought. Careers specialist Therese Lardner reckons there's lots to be gained from using LinkedIn wisely, and offers easy tips to maximise its full potential.> read more