Fly-in, fly-out workers have long divided regional communities, and now a parliamentary report says the practice threatens to 'hollow out several inland towns.'
The long-awaited federal inquiry, chaired by federal independent Tony Windsor, makes 21 recommendations, including improving housing and changes to tax benefits.
House of Representatives Committees – Parliament of Australia:
On Wednesday 13 February 2013, the House Standing Committee on Regional Australia tabled its report on the inquiry into the use of ‘fly-in, fly-out’ (FIFO) workforce practices in regional Australia entitled Cancer of the bush or salvation for our cities? Fly-in, fly-out and drive-in, drive-out workforce practices in Regional Australia.