Recruitment specialists say mining companies, desperate for workers in remote areas, are again turning to FIFO workers from the eastern states, but are unlikely to pay the sky-high wages seen in the last big boom. Read more here: For more from ABC News, click here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/ Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au
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Thousands of tradespeople commute from Perth by plane, working 12-hour shifts on 24-hour-a-day mining operations. Even the newest qualified earn well over $100,000 a year, but the money has consequences: In towns near mines, prices for everything from property to services are high. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Western Australia.
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Millions trust Grammarly's free writing app to make their messages, documents, and posts clear, mistake-free, and effective. Sign up today. It's free! https://bit.ly/2F5Fuey Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia is the history of Australian mining. It portrays how over the last 150 years mining has made Australia rich, yet created an unending struggle over who shares in the wealth. It reveals how mining helped forge democracy yet has repeatedly plotted to influence politics and even overthrow democratically elected leaders. Whilst mining has also been deeply damaging to Aboriginal society, ironically in the 21st century, it may be aboriginal people's best hope of economic self-determination.
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MINING JOBS TV Episode 3: Unskillled & Entry Level Mining Jobs Brought to you by www.miningresumes.com - Kick-start your mining career today and email us at [email protected] or call Mining Resumes on 1300 737 863 Welcome to Episode 3 of Mining Jobs TV. Hi my name is Matt and I will be speaking to you today about unskilled and entry level jobs in the Australian mining industry. Mining Jobs TV is a FREE online TV channel presenting regular episodes where we will discuss mining jobs and tips that will help you to secure a job in the industry. You may have probably heard the stories about a friend of a friend who is earning over $100,000 a year on a mine somewhere in Western Australia or Queensland and wondered how you could get a mining job too. Entry level or unskilled jobs, like trade assistants or plant operators are hard to get now as every man and his dog are applying for them. The best way to get these jobs would be to move out to the little mining towns and live there and register with all the labour hire companies, there are hundreds of them. Trades people like fitters, welders, boilermakers and electricians still have a fairly good chance of picking up work on mining sites. If you don't have a trade, doing a rigging or scaffolding course would give you a good chance at getting a job, the courses are only about 4 weeks long, but they are fairly expensive. Other unskilled or basic jobs available include cleaners, laundry workers and kitchen hands which is not difficult if you have hospitality training and experience. Talking to people who are currently working on mining sites can be a big help, especially if you have no previous experience or qualifications. It would be even better if you could get in contact with expats from your own country who are working on mining sites. They can let you know who to call and what you need to do. If you are inexperienced and unqualified you need to be fit and ready for physical labour. The work will be very repetitive and routine based with long 12 hour days, so you really need to be mentally prepared, as well as physically. Some mines will have a very high turnover of workers. This is because many people go to work on the mines not knowing what to expect. Because there can be such a high turnover, you may not start earning big money straight away, although your wages won't be small either. Once you've proved yourself to be a reliable worker, your wages should increase. Most mining companies will run police checks, as well as drug and alcohol tests. Even though there are wet mess areas on-site where workers can unwind and drink alcohol, they do have to drink in moderation and be fit-for-work before their shift starts Shutdowns are exactly what the name suggests. Every now and then mining sites need to shut down for upgrades, maintenance or repairs and they usually hire people temporarily to work during shut downs. A lot of the work is unskilled and doesn't last very long, so it's great for backpackers who want to keep on travelling and don't want to make a full-time commitment. It's also a great way to get your foot in the door and gain valuable on-site experience. To do certain mining jobs you will need to get licences and training, or 'tickets' as they are more commonly known. There are lots of different types of tickets depending on what type of work you're going to do. Some tickets can be very expensive and mines in different states require different tickets, so you really need to do your research before you start spending money on courses. Don't think that just because you're female that the mining companies and recruiters won't consider you. The mining industry in Australia is becoming increasingly gender neutral. It's not just cooking and cleaning jobs either on offer for women either; more and more women are working on Australian mining sites, and in some cases, companies even prefer women for certain jobs. For example, a popular job for women on mining sites is driving a dump truck because research has shown that women are easier on the multi-million dollar equipment yet still get the job done. It's most important to ensure you have the resume professionally worded and designed to stand out from your competitors. We highly recommended Mining Resumes to prepare your resume as they are the industry leaders in resume preparation for clients seeking jobs in the mining and oil & gas industry. They can be contacted via phone on 1300 RESUME or have a look at their website miningresumes.com with package details and samples browse that demonstrate their quality and experience. If you aren't already signed up to receive the Mining Jobs episodes, fill out your name and email address in the box at the bottom right hand side of our website at miningjobs.tv or email us at [email protected]
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After working 9 months in different mining sites around Western Australia, I decided to make this little video after realizing that unless you've been there, it's really hard to imagine what is it to live on a mine site village. It's usually way better that what people imagine... For more information, check my blog at http://nomadxperiment.wordpress.com and these post : - To live on a mining camp in Australia ;http://wp.me/p2nFW7-kE - How to get a job on a mine site in Australia ? : http://wp.me/p2nFW7-ns If you ever need an SEO/SMO expert to rank your website on the first page of Google, check out my new digital marketing project : http://primuseo.com
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Growing demand for batteries for electric cars and power storage is driving increased investment in lithium mining in Western Australia. WA is currently supplying more than 40 per cent of the world's lithium and a new mine in the Pilbara is the latest in a string of investments in the industry. The West Australian Government is now encouraging industry to build a battery factory in the state to capitalise on the boom. For more from ABC News, click here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/ Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au
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Thousands of mining jobs are waiting in Western Australia but Aussies don’t want them: https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/mining/thousands-of-mining-jobs-are-waiting-in-western-australia-but-aussies-dont-want-them/news-story/9abb09bee9c85fc6419597a14e77df3e. Thanks for watching, subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd_ODCcrc4jEWgi4qYyy0wg?sub_confirmation=1 From 2012 to 2016, the mining industry experienced a severe downturn, culling close to 60,000 jobs and making full-time work an almost impossible get. But now, especially in Western Australia and Queensland, the mining industry is on the road to recovery — and companies are begging Aussies to come and work for them. According to the latest data from SEEK, the mining, resource and energy sector has consistently recorded the largest growth in job ads for the past 11 months. The sector is throwing out 32 per cent more job ads now than it was at the same time last year and is posting almost four times more job ads than Australia’s average. But just because mining companies are putting out thousands of ads and offering salaries paying well over $150,000 doesn’t mean Aussies are picking them up. Earlier this week, the CEO of WA’s Chamber of Minerals and Energy backed a migration agreement that would hopefully combat a severe skills shortage in the mining region of the Goldfields. If approved, the Designated Area Migration Agreement would allow overseas workers to be flown over to work in the mines and would make them exempt from the skilled migrants requirement. Chief executive Paul Everingham told the ABC there were more than 1000 vacancies in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder mining sector and said the region was at crisis point. “You can’t sugar coat that — they’re available now and they’re not being filled, so however you can get them (workers),” Mr Everingham said. “All Australian companies want to employ Australians first, but if there aren’t enough Australians … we have got to remember there’s an infrastructure boom going on in NSW. “So if we have to set up special immigration or work zones, our members would definitely welcome the ability to get access to skilled workers immediately.” The WA mining industry is advertising for thousands of jobs ranging from cleaners to tradesmen to university-educated engineers. But following Mr Everidge’s comments, a number of people involved in the state’s mining industry have said more needs to be done to make relocating an attractive proposition. Despite the huge salaries fly-in fly-out workers earn, most complain of having no work-life balance. FIFO workers typically have higher rates of suicide, struggle with depression due to long hours and loneliness and report higher rates of workplace bullying and alcoholism. In 2015, the West Australian government conducted a 10-month investigation into the state’s FIFO workforce. Lifeline WA admitted in October last year it still had no idea exactly how many FIFO workers were affected by mental illness or how many had committed suicide while away from their families to work in the state’s mines. Even the report issued after the lengthy investigation admitted “the inquiry struck several problem areas in relation to statistics”. “Clear data was difficult to find in the areas of: a definitive total number of workers employed in the Western Australia resources industry on a FIFO #Thousands, #mining, #jobs, #waiting, #WesternAustralia, #Aussies, #don’t, #want, #them #miningindustry, #mentalillness, #mentalhealth, #workersdying, #miningindustryaccounts, #flyinflyoutworkers, #Australiangovernment, #miningsector, #resourcesindustry, #Australiancompanies, #parttimework, #miningcompanies, #miningregion, #mentalhealthissues, #migrationagreement, #skilledmigrantsrequirement, #Companiestalk, #miningjobs, #worklifebalance, #suicidestatistics, #prevalencerate, #suiciderates, #crisispoint, #energysector, #productionsites, #skillsshortage, #problemareas, #WesternAustralia, #Australia, #AustraliaandNewZealand, #Oceania, #Queensland, #UniversityofWesternAustralia, #AustralianBureauofStatistics, #CommunityServices, #MentalHealthCommission, #ChamberofMineralsandEnergy, #PeterMiller, #PaulEveringham, #NatalieWolfe
Views: 1600 Faustino Cardwell
In our 7th vlog, Shane and Brad explore what sort of salaries and rosters you can expect when working in the mining industry as well as the best way to enquire about salaries when in a job interview.
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Rio Tinto has undertaken Australia's largest integrated mining project over recent years with the expansion of its Pilbara iron ore operations to 290 Mt/a capacity. The project has included expansions to all parts of the integrated network, including mines, ports, rail and associated infrastructure completed in quarter three, 2013.
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In the second of a three part series of special programmes from Australia, Hardtalk takes a look at the country's extraordinary resources boom. Thanks to China's insatiable demand for coal, iron ore and other commodities the Australian economy has avoided the economic woes of the west and continues. Filmed by Cameraman Andrew Psarianos.
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In this video you can find seven little known facts about Western Australia. Keep watching and subscribe, as more Australian states will follow! You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe US States & Territories https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT2EjuHJUt4-YZ59SZNc8ch 206 Countries in One Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR54b-LlPPw6YcUFiBEEP6G Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ More information about the video content bellow: 1. If WA were to be a country in its own right, it would be in the world’s top 10 for size. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres (976,790 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11% of the national total – of whom the vast majority (92%) live in the south-west corner, 73% of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated. 2. In 1933, Western Australians voted overwhelmingly to secede from the Commonwealth. While 68 percent of people voted for secession, the Commonwealth refused the request and WA remained part of Australia. 3. Perth (WA’s capital) is the most isolated city in the world, with its closest city being Adelaide and that’s over 2,200 km away. Perth is closer to Singapore and Jakarta than it is to Canberra. 4. Madness, mutiny and murder. It might sound like the plot of an implausible Hollywood blockbuster, but the story of the Batavia is frighteningly real. In 1629, the ship struck a reef 40 kilometres off the coast of WA – and that’s where the terrible tale began. 5. Perth’s very own Kings Park is the largest city park in the world. Yes, at 400ha (988 acres) it is larger than Central Park in New York . Here you can wander and take in spectacular views of the Swan River, overlooking Elizabeth Quay, the city skyline and Darling Ranges. There are bush trails, manicured gardens and Australia’s largest display of wildflowers throughout the Botanic Gardens. 6. The Pinnacles is two hours north of Perth in the Nambung National Park. There you will see the ancient desert sculptures, where the desert landscape is transformed with yellow limestone formations up to 5 metres tall rising out of the sand dunes. 7. Western Australia has its fair share of natural resources and a booming mining industry. Located in the remote Kimberley region is Argyle Diamond Mine, the largest diamond producer in the world (by volume) and the only known significant source of pink and red diamonds. The Kimberley coast is also home to Australia’s largest producer of pearls. Two of the world’s largest producers of gold are located in Western Australia. The largest open cut mine until 2016 is the Super Pit at Kalgoorlie gold mine. The oblong pit is 3.5km long and 1.5km wide but a massive 570 metres deep making it visible from space. No wonder Perth is home to the highest per capita of self made millionaires. More Info: http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/australias-most-infamous-shipwreck.aspx http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/the-time-western-australia-tried-to-secede.aspx https://www.aholeinmyshoe.com/perth/ Music: Andreas - Departure https://facebook.com/andreasmusicno https://twitter.com/andreasmusicno https://soundcloud.com/andreas_music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIfpJV9BVtRxEDOlP8nM15w https://www.instagram.com/andreas_music_/ Images: https://natharianetravel.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/img_3678.jpg https://www.goodfreephotos.com/australia/western-australia/perth/skyline-of-perth-at-night-in-australia.jpg.php מאת Samuel Wiki - נוצר על ידי מעלה היצירה, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34463254 By Binarysequence - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29295926 https://pxhere.com/ro/photo/1376005 Intro Creator: Pushed to Insanity http://pushedtoinsanity.com/portfolio-item/free-2d-outro-template-11/
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Consistent development of new technologies has led to a global growth in the demand for Lithium and battery minerals. From the world largest lithium mine in Western Australia, Ted Surette, KPMG's Industry Leader, Energy & Natural Resources, explores the production process of Lithium spodumene and Australia's role in the global lithium supply chain.
Views: 903 KPMG Australia
Some of the leading players in global mining have gathered in Western Australia to consider the challenges facing their industry, including how world events might affect prices. High on the agenda are the recent missile tests in North Korea and the political unrest in Venezuela. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Kalgoorlie, Australia. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 2866 Al Jazeera English
Metallurgical Engineering student Omesh Bharatiya takes us on a tour of Curtin's Kalgoorlie campus to see how students study, live and play. Check out the newly renovated Curtin library, 24/7 computer labs, state-of-the-art labs, social clubs, the gym and recreational facilities, as well as the modern Agricola student accommodation. Explore more: http://wasm.curtin.edu.au http://life.curtin.edu.au/
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Explore http://wasm.curtin.edu.au Curtin WA School of Mines Alumnae, Sabina Shugg has received a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to the mining industry including providing mentoring to women.
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Many Māori families move to Western Australia with the hope of getting into the mining industry. Scaffolding plays a big part in the industry. Irena Smith was in Kalgoorlie recently and she spoke to Dan Tana, a scaffolder who provides training to those interested in getting the right skills for the job.
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We caught up with The Hon. Bill Johnston, Minister for Mines and Petroleum of the Western Australian Government at the 2018 International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). In this video Bill discussed how Western Australia (WA) compares globally as a potential mining investment destination, as well as how WA has made the transition from development boom to steady state production and what impact that has that had on the economy. We also asked Bill what will drive future mining investment in WA? And if there is a realistic future for more downstream processing of WA’s mineral production. Bill also discussed how the Western Australian Government drives collaboration between industry, unions, institutions, investors and Government to develop mineral resources. IMARC returns to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 28 - 31 October 2019. For more information please visit http://imarcmelbourne.com/ About IMARC The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is where global mining leaders connect with technology, finance and the future. Now in its 6th year, it is Australia’s largest mining event bringing together over 6000 decision makers, mining leaders, policy makers, investors, commodity buyers, technical experts, innovators and educators from over 90 countries to hear from 350 thought leaders and meet 250 exhibitors over four days of learning, deal-making and unparalleled networking.
Western Australia is home to one of the world's largest open cast gold mines. The FT's Jamie Smyth visits the settlement at the heart of Australia's gold mining industry. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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In this video we take a quick look at visa 457 - now called the Temporary Skill Shortage or TSS VISA (temporary work visas in Australia) - focusing on the mining industry as well as skilled mining jobs offering permanent residency in Australia. Related links: Contact links to the head of recruitment at Roy Hill: Jon Bowker - email: [email protected] Head of Recruitment | Roy Hill 5 Whitham Road Perth Airport WA 6105 Locked Bag 42, Welshpool DC, WA 6986 Office: +61 8 6242 1000 | 827 Visa 457: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/457- Union fury over Visa 457: https://www.smh.com.au/national/union-fury-over-rinehart-move-to-import-workers-20120525-1zaev.html Current job offers at Gina Rinehard's Roy Hill mine: https://jobs.royhill.com.au/jobs More about Australian Visas and mining in Australia: http://www.miningjobsnoexperience.net.au/read-article/213839
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Current and past students from the Western Australian School of Mines talk about their courses, and how their time at Curtin's Kalgoorlie campus gives students first-hand experience for what the mining industry is like in the real world, valuable networking opportunities and a greater understanding of their area of study. Find out more! http://wasm.curtin.edu.au http://life.curtin.edu.au/
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FIFO camp bedroom (Donga) tour. FREE FIFO CHECKLIST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OYX9gd2DrF8QJA-nN8Pu1VhIihJobUVt/view?usp=sharing Subscribe to my channel for weekly videos on FIFO: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO-8XHWSZ-_Qwsewa7LW5EQ?sub_confirmation=1 Fit4FIFO is about life in the fly-in fly-out for mining industry professionals in Australia. Brought to you by the experienced Australian FIFO worker Jason Drynan. Connect with Fit4FIFO now: http://instagram.com/fit4fifoaustralia http://facebook.com/fit4fifoaustralia
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Bill Johnston, the Minister for Mines and Petroleum joined Small Caps for an exclusive interview to discuss various topics in the industry, including battery metals and the future of mining. No subject matter was too controversial for Bill to cover as he openly shared his thoughts on some touchy subjects. Bill also discusses the highs and lows of serving as the most senior policymaker in Western Australia, considered as one of the world's best mining jurisdictions. ------------------------ Small Caps is Australia's #1 site for market news & information on ASX listed small cap companies. Small Caps and affiliated companies accept no responsibility for any claim, loss or damage as a result of information provided or its accuracy. The information provided on this site is general in nature, not financial product advice. Your personal objectives, financial situation or needs have not been taken into consideration. See a financial expert before making any investment decision. ------------------------ Join the Small Caps newsletter: https://smallcaps.com.au/subscribe/ Visit the Small Caps website: https://smallcaps.com.au/
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http://bit.ly/1DOaAhG - Mining Jobs Australia No Experience I have been working in the Mining industry for 5 years FIFO and have had numerous people ask how do you get a Mining Job in Australia with no experience. So I thought I would just shoot this short video which will give you some options that will help to head you in the right direction to look for Mining Jobs Australia No Experience. If you are interested in anything else that I do Click the link above to find out more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEQMjqkpGKQ
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6 - 8 May 2014 - Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre Mining & Engineering Western Australia (M&E WA) 2014 is a mining industry exhibition that focuses on the unique needs, challenges and opportunities facing Western Australia's mining industry. DEVELOP a low-cost & sustainable optimisation strategy SOURCE the latest mining technology and innovation for your operations GAIN insights into improving efficiency and boosting productivity NETWORK with industry peers Register to visit here http://www.miningwa.com
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Australia is blessed with rugged beauty and a wealth of natural resources - including coal, iron, natural gas and gold. Such minerals are powering Australia's economy to record highs. And as demand from China for more resources grows, new mines continue to open across the country. But critics say there is a dark side to this success story. Mining regions attract transient workers keen to make a quick buck, creating social and environmental problems and a rising crime rate. Mines are also draining Australia's pool of skilled labour from other industries and driving up wages. 101 East asks: What is the cost of Australia's mining boom? Here Australian 101 East fixer Sian Gard takes us behind the scenes of the 12-day film shoot with reporter-producer Chan Tau Chou and cameraman Lee Ali. When you travel what is the worst thing that could happen? Some might say missing a flight, others might say you get crammed into the centre seat on a full flight. But when you are part of a film crew, one of the more difficult challenges is travelling with 181 kilogrammes of camera equipment. When an international film crew from Al Jazeera English calls you and says they want to come to Australia and film a story about the mining industry in two weeks time, the first thing you say is "I would love to be a part of this incredible story". The second thing you do? Start working fast. The scope and depth of the mining industry, its impact on the country and the state can be broken down into small digestible chunks as political, economic and social, but the bigger picture is a great deal more complicated. The Australian mining industry has seen exponential growth over the last 10 years with increasing exports to China. Western Australia, considered the economic hub of the country, now holds the nation's purse strings and is host to some of the world's most influential mining and resource sector companies. Perth, considered the second-most isolated city in the world, has seen changes on many fronts that not only includes an increase in resource dollars but a higher cost of living, a politically strong liberal state government and increasing financial disparity between mining and resource sector employees and everyone else. So how does one get all these issues into one story? You make phone calls and lots of them. One-hundred-and-eighty-one kilogrammes of camera equipment and an introductory dinner later, we are off filming in Perth and Karratha. We have 12 days to interview a range of people invested in the mining and resources sector in various ways. Finance experts, counsellors who see the downside of living a Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) lifestyle, business operators who say their home towns are dying due to the mining industry and police who are left to clean up the alcohol and drug fuelled mess from workers blowing off steam. The biggest challenge of a shoot on this scale? Distance, time and getting people to talk on camera. Logistically, organising a film shoot for a crew that is flying from Malaysia to Perth in western Australia and then Karratha in the north-west of western Australia, with budgets and deadlines is exciting, fun and a challenge. Accommodation, hire cars, flights, places to eat, filming permissions and scheduling interviews, your world becomes one mission and one only. Get what the film crew needs so that the story is done. Karratha in the north of the state is a 22-hour drive by car or a two-hour flight on one of two commercial carriers that fly every hour to the isolated desert town. After checking in with 181 kilogrammes of camera equipment or 13 cases of luggage and arriving in Karratha, we unpack and our long days begin. The strain of putting together a half-hour documentary in a foreign country and dealing with tight deadlines can put a great deal of pressure on any crew. People generally get tired, they snap and sometimes when you are confined to a small space for hours on end (i.e. a car that is loaded to the roof with camera equipment) the last thing you want to do is see the people you are working with. But Chan Tau Chou and Lee Ali approached the long stressful days with humour, grace, professionalism and the ability to sleep in the most unusual locations (on top of windy rocky outcrops). Filming in the north-west was a whirlwind of driving long distances, climbing rocky terrain, rising at 4am and falling into bed at midnight with back-to-back interviews in between. I am excited to see the final product of Australia's boomtown curse. I think it is a story that people need to hear about. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 89018 Al Jazeera English
Last week Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe suggested that Australia's transition from the mining investment boom is almost complete, with business investment picking up. But Western Australia's economy is still reliant on the mining industry, so what does that mean for small businesses there? SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Goncalves explains.
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Australia has one of the strongest economies in the developed world, avoiding the recession that's affected so many other countries in recent years. That's partly down to the country's rich mining sector, which makes up two-thirds of its exports. But is the booming industry losing steam? Al jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports now from the remote Pilbara region in Western Australia.
Views: 4574 Al Jazeera English
What is life about in the fly-in fly-out FIFO for mining industry professionals in Australia and New Zealand? The experienced FIFO worker Jason Drynan explains what Fit4FIFO is. Subscribe to my channel for weekly videos on FIFO: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO-8XHWSZ-_Qwsewa7LW5EQ?sub_confirmation=1 Fit4FIFO is about life in the fly-in fly-out for mining industry professionals in Australia. Brought to you by the experienced Australian FIFO worker Jason Drynan. Connect with Fit4FIFO now: http://instagram.com/fit4fifoaustralia http://facebook.com/fit4fifoaustralia Video Transcript: - Good day, I'm Jason and welcome to Fit4FIFO. So to summarize Fit4FIFO in the name being fit physically, mentally, or emotionally or FIFO being fly-in fly-out work which makes up one of Australia's largest industries. So I've taken a group of FIFO workers from all different backgrounds and all different experience levels from one year up to 10 years plus. I ask them a series of questions which address positive and negative facts about the industry and also bring a lot to issues and problems which FIFO workers and their families face. We share ideas and discuss solutions for different people trying to get into the industry, trying to survive the industry, and also people looking to getting out of the industry. I'll also be expanding on these ideas, sharing a little bit more and also trying to provide some resources for people that's trying make their experience or time in the industry a lot better. Firstly, let me introduce you to all the legends that are apart of the series. - And all people talk about, I suppose after a year on being on the job is-- - [Jason] Kayla Rua, electrical instrumentation tech, five years FIFO experience, age 25, home Gladstone, Queensland and previously a student. - Sorry but yeah 'cause the kitchen's a pretty shit place to work. (laughter) - [Jason] Louie Kirby, scaffolder, FIFO experience a bloody long time, age 50, previously a chef. - Oh yes, that does happen occasionally, yeah so-- - [Jason] Mike Meredith, mechanical fitter, three years FIFO experience, age 59, home North Island, New Zealand, previously a mechanical fitter. - To do, - [Interviewer] Yeah. - is a bit nerveracking. - [Jason] Nick Ozborn, an art leading hand, three years FIFO experience, age 24, home Newcastle, New South Wales, previously a student. - I'd hate it. (Cameraman laughs) I'd rather die in the ocean. - [Jason] Steve Slater, instrument tube fitter, 15 years FIFO experience, age 41, home Bunbury, Western Australia, previously domestic plumber. - [Interviewer] What were your first thoughts of it? - Thought it was a croc. (laughter) - [Jason] Nicko Polden, electrical instrumentation tech, six years FIFO experience, age 38, home Gold Coast, Queensland, previously a builders laborer. - Say-- - [Jason] Darrin Head, electrical instrumentation tech, two years FIFO experience, age 47, home North Island, New Zealand, previously fitter and turner. - This series is intended for anyone who has any interest in the industry whether they are involved or they have a family involved or maybe simply some others just trying to get into the industry. My name is Jason Drynan. I worked in the industry for five years starting off as an electrician and later on working as a instrumentation and controls technician. My motivation for the series came from my time at working in the industry. I noticed there was a lot of issues and problems which were left unaddressed. I also had a lot of questions from people from outside the industry that struggled to find information about what it was like as are interested to see if a career in FIFO was for them. So I hope you find value in this series and enjoy hearing stories of these FIFO workers as much as I did. As you'll see they're some real characters. If you'd like to subscribe to our channel or you can follow us on Instagram. Cheers. - [Interviewer] Yeah! - Yeah that's what it's all about.
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Mr Baldwin believes that India should look at Western Australia’s mining sector model. In this video, he sheds light on the latest innovation related to automation, developed by the mining industry in Western Australia.
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