The majority of employment opportunities in the mining sector have traditionally been seen as ‘men’s business’ – a life lived in remote regions, with hard physical labour and long work shifts.
A new Deloitte report points to the end of the investment boom as numerous construction projects are being indefinitely postponed.
With a population of more than 1.3 billion, China is Australia’s largest trading partner. As well as being home to almost 20% of the world’s entire population, China currently boasts one of the largest foreign reserves in the world, and has invested in Australian mining companies to help meet the needs of their growing economy.
Isolation from your regular support networks can be stressful.
As a FIFO worker, without the familiarity of your friends and family to lend an ear, making sure you’re in a healthy state of mind can be more challenging. After all, the blurry line between loneliness and diagnosed depression can be difficult to recognise and with the added pressure of long working hours and unfamiliar surroundings, staying healthy and happy might take some extra effort.
The world of engineering trades offers a variety of employment opportunities.
If you’ve ever thought of pursuing a career in the fabrication field, the first steps are to find the best possible course to gain your qualifications.
To find out how studies at an RTO, such as Ringwood Trade Training Facility (RTTF), can help launch your fresh employment opportunities in a stable new career, we’ve answered some common questions with the help of their Centre Manager; Joe Pollock.
As unions raise concerns about the increased use of methamphetamines, drug tests could soon become mandatory on every Australian construction site including smaller commercial and industrial projects.
According to recent media reports, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is so worried about the increasing use of ice by workers in high-risk workplaces that mandatory on-site drug testing is not far away. This measure would become compulsory across the board.
A CFMEU spokesman confirmed that, with recent near-misses in the construction industry in the last few years, the union is getting closer to finalising trials of saliva-testing on construction sites across the country.
Continued talks with some of Australia’s largest construction companies put the national roll-out of uniform impairment testing firmly on the agenda, with the spokesman quoted as saying that drug testing on-site “should be mandatory and it should be blanket”.
Australia’s housing construction boom has likely reached its peak, with the rate at which projects have flourished expected to be the cause of oversupply throughout the country.
Long shifts and irregular working routines can make regular exercise a challenge but, rather than make excuses, try these easy-to-do, practical tips that you can add into your daily life – even when you only have a few minutes to spare. Even small bursts of movement can make a big difference and, when you have more time, you can go even harder.
The site of Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa Copper mine in Western Australia will soon be home to a $40 million solar power plant.
V8 Supercars sponsor, Heavy Haulage Australia (HHA), has collapsed following a steady decrease in iron ore prices.