The Mining People Polling/Media Centre

Welcome to the Mining People Polling/Media Centre. We want to know what you think on a broad range of mining, recruitment, human resources (HR) & other mining industry topics.

Please contribute your thoughts below via our most current poll question or browse the archives of previous questions. If you have a question or wish to submit a topic for discussion, please email the team.

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Current Poll

What would encourage you to move to a regional mining centre like Kalgoorlie-Boulder?

Leaders of regional mining towns like Kalgoorlie have been loudly complaining they cannot attract people to live in their towns. It’s a problem that is particularly affecting the mining industry. We have been invited by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to contribute to some research to help understand what might make Kalgoorlie a more attractive place to move to. Tell us what you think.

What do you think mining employers and councils would need to do to encourage you to move to a regional mining centre like Kalgoorlie-Boulder? Please number your top 3 responses 1-3
  • Subsidise housing and living costs for local residents
  • Subsidise private education for local residents
  • Pay higher wages to local residents
  • Provide additional annual leave
  • Offer cheaper airfares for local residents
  • Provide tax relief and tenure bonuses for residential mining employees
  • Employ unskilled labour and offer training
  • Run better marketing campaigns
Please feel free to add other ideas or any additional comment here

Thanks so much for taking part in this Mining People Polling/Media Centre poll. We’ll publish the results on our website next month. You can see the results of some of our other recent polls below!


As reported in

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Previous Polls

Recent articles based on our poll results