A parliamentary committee is examining the mental health impacts of the fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work arrangements that are so widely employed by the resources sectors in remote parts of Australia.

A spate of suicide deaths amongst FIFO worker in the Pilbara prompted the formation of the committee, which will investigate whether resource companies are adopting sufficient measures to protect the psychological well-being of their staff. The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union is amongst those calling for changes to FIFO…