FIFO balance needed for social fabric
M E M B E R f o r D a l - r y m p l e S h a n e Knut h h a s called on the S t a t e Gov - ernment to urgently address serious social problems arising from the region’s fly-in, fly-out mine workers.
Mr Knuth this week questioned the Mining Minister Stirling Hinchliffe in State Parliament on recent media reports of increased violence and social disruption in mining communities.
‘‘ Will the minister commit to support realistic fly-in flyout percentages to ensure the balance is returned to sustain family-friendly communities and choice f or workers?’’ Mr Knuth asked Mr Hinchliffe.
Mr Knuth said there had been a massive increase in violence and social disruption. ‘‘ We need to get back to a balance to sustain family friendly communities,’’ he said.
Mr Knuth claimed the increasing percentage of fly-infly-out workers was alarming and was destroying the social fabric of many regional communities. He said if the issue was not addressed the issues would only escalate.