On 2 April 2019, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston launched Australia’s first code of practice “Mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers in the resources and construction sector”.

The code was developed in response to recommendations in a Legislative Assembly Committee report on the impact of FIFO practices on workers’ mental health.

Produced following extensive public consultation, the code will help organisations address psychosocial hazards and risk factors in FIFO workplaces in particular. It may also be useful for other working-away-from-home arrangements as well as general workplaces.