BHP To Axe Interstate FIFO Work As Mining Industry Conforms To WA's 'Hard Borders'

BHP will shift much of its interstate FIFO workforce to Western Australia in the face of the state's border restrictions, requiring new operational employees to live in the state or be willing to move there.

The move is in response to pressure from the state government, which has urged WA's resources sector to relocate its 7000-strong interstate workforce to reduce the risk of COVID-19 entering the state.

Before the pandemic interstate mine workers, a majority living in Queensland, supplemented WA's workforce.

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