Feb 27, 2013

At the coalface: females increasingly hitting paydirt in the mines

The Australian Women in Resources Alliance aims to double the number of women working in the resources sector. But how will they do it? Freelance journalist Mandi Santic investigates.

The Australian government and industry professionals have made it clear that more women are needed in the resources sector. So what exactly is being done about it?

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One thought on “At the coalface: females increasingly hitting paydirt in the mines

  1. michael crook

    Mining jobs are shit jobs, there is a macho culture and the inhumane rostering leads to psychological disfunction, broken families and broken bodies. Mining hours in Australia breach the International labour Organisation rules on safe working.
    Dont go near these jobs with a 3.3 meter bargepole! Oh, by the way, the mine owners dont actually care if you live or die, it doesn’t effect their bottom line.

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