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FIFO report reignites mental health debate

The state government’s response to a parliamentary inquiry into mental health issues associated with fly-in, fly-out workers in Western Australia has been welcomed in some circles but predictably raised many new and old questions about the future viability of this practice.

The report follows an inquiry by the WA government’s Education and Health Standing Committee after reports that nine fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers committed suicide in the state within a 12-month