"...minerals are powering Australia's economy to record highs. And as demand from China for more resources grows, new mines continue to open across the country. But critics say there is a dark side to this success story. Mining regions attract transient workers [FIFO's] keen to make a quick buck, creating social and environmental problems and a rising crime rate. Mines are also draining Australia's pool of skilled labour from other industries and driving up wages. 101 East asks: What is the cost of Australia's mining boom?"
23 December 2011
Boom Curse? ~ AlJaz on Aussie FIFOs & Abos
Al Jazeera's 101 East spotlights Australia's boomtown curse...