‘But you’re a girl…?’ – Emma Haddon on her career in mining

This article was originally published by the AusIMM Bulletin magazine – August 2016. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked ‘are you a cleaner here?’ or ‘how did you get this job, you don’t see many girls out here?’ since working in the mining industry, I could buy you all a […]

Mining – it’s not just about rocks!

This article was originally published by the AusIMM Bulletin magazine – June 2016. ‘Mining is the extraction of minerals and metals from the earth…’ or so the definition in the dictionary goes. Stephanie Mathews. When people talk about mining, it is usually described as lots of dust and dirt, heavy duty machinery, high-vis clothing and […]

Meet Samantah Wood – Mining Production Supervisor

Interview by Steel Heels, 15/08/2015 Imagine being responsible for overseeing the safe production and maintenance of an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. That’s about 1,800 kilometres northeast of Perth. There’s about 800 FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) workers on site, the majority of whom are men. And you’re one […]

Scope to improve FIFO family support

Interesting Survey Results: the personal set-up or family environment of any employee is paramount, performance and employee engagement will be linked to stability and happiness on the home front and vice-versa What are your experiences of FIFO and do you agree with the findings? Miningnews, 20 August 2014 MOST fly-in fly-out workers are satisfied with […]