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FIFO & DIDO workers in Qld gas fields nearly doubled in 2013

The new data from Queensland Treasury on non-resident – i.e. fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) or drive-in, drive-out (DIDO) – workers in the Surat Basin illustrate the boom we’re seeing in the gas-field communities out west of Toowoomba on the Darling Downs, … Continue reading

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More on the mining slowdown

I posted last week on how the new ABS labour force data show a slowing in the growth rate of mining employment, but no decline in employment yet, as one might have expected based on reports of job losses at … Continue reading

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Doubling of FIFO/DIDO workers in Surat Basin in 2012

I just noticed that the Government Statistician/OESR released the 2012 Surat Basin Population Report yesterday and it shows a 97% increase in fly in-fly out (FIFO) and drive in-drive out (DIDO) workers in the Surat Basin between June 2011 and … Continue reading

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