Fly-in, fly-out work is having a heavy emotional and mental toll on workers in outer suburban Perth.
It comes down to the roster, even-time rosters (equal time on and off) have been proven to be far healthier than ridiculous 4/1 etc. Mark Mudie
With such a disproportionately large percentage of our WA population engaged in FIFO, it is unbelievable to think that the State Government still has NO official policy on the practice. Maybe with a new government, we will see some progress on this important issue? Please remember to raise this with your local member if you have the opportunity. Anthony Friday
If we really care about mental health why are there still FIFO jobs? Employ local or move to the town you work in? Win-win for all. Mary Price
This article highlights the detrimental effect of FIFO on families of workers and flies in the face of the current CME's well-funded and slick advertising campaign promoting FIFO workforce in regional areas. John Lally
A survey showing rising electricity prices are the top concern for WA households sparked a discussion about the cost in Pilbara towns. Problem up here is probably more that the climate requires you to run air-conditioning all the time to be comfortable. Down in Perth and elsewhere, not so much hence our bills are so steep. Simon Blatchford
It is absolutely ridiculous, daylight robbery. We have lived in many places around the world. This place has been the highest we have ever paid. Kim van der Made
State assets which are invested and supported by tax payers are being privatised. Instead of improving efficiency, they try to maximise profits. Where is the payment for the assets and the investment by consumers? Chris Teo
The Department of Parks and Wildlife warned holidaymakers on Ningaloo Reef to be careful of jellyfish stings, including from a species believed to be capable of causing irukandji syndrome.
Don't panic. Yes, there are a variety of jellies around at the moment, but a little care taken will help you enjoy your time in the water. Cover up, it's a double win: you'll get sun protection and protection from stings. And remember, most stings aren't any more serious than a mosquito bite. Enjoy your time on the Ningaloo Reef, it's awesome. Kristin Anderson
Friends be careful if you are planning to go swimming at Exmouth this coming long weekend. Norlito Labanon
Didn't think they got that far down? Chris Nardini
The WA Boating Industry Association raised concerns recreational boat skippers were being inadequately trained by some assessors.
Far too easy to get a skippers ticket, so many clowns out on the water driving boats. Shane Penny
Seen a guy put his 7m fibreglass boat on the old back beach jetty like it was his trailer. Funny as hell, sucked to be him though. Brian James Goodridge