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Miner Sacked For Drug Use Claims Drink Was Spiked

A mine worker who tested positive to methylamphetamine during a routine mine site drug test has told the Fair Work Commission that she believes her drink was spiked during a hotel drinking binge...

More Drug Raids at Western Australian Mine Sites

More drug raids have been conducted by police at mine sites in Western Australia as part of Operation Redwater. The latest raids were conducted Wednesday and yesterday at BHP and Rio Tinto -owned...

Fruit Laced With Cyanide Found at Roy Hill Mine Canteen

Workers at the Roy Hill mine construction site in the Pilbara were rocked by news this week that a piece of fruit at the site canteen was found to be laced with cyanide. The disturbing discovery was...

Unions criticise industry for denying FIFO suicide link

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union secretary Steve McCartney has criticised WA’s Chamber of Mines and Energy for denying that a link exists between the FIFO lifestyle and an increased...

Synthetic High

The Western Australian resources sector still has a long way to go when it comes to adequately addressing synthetic drug use amongst mine site employees, writes Steven Meacher. The relationship...