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

Has mining helped you set yourself up financially?

Over the years many people have been attracted to the mining industry by the promise of big salaries and the commonly held idea that “a few years working FIFO can set you up for life”. With tax time just around the corner, we wanted to find out how mining industry employees are setting themselves up financially. All responses are completely anonymous.

Were you originally attracted to a career in mining by the idea of “setting yourself up” financially?
What were your financial priorities when you joined the industry? (Number in order of priority)
  • Getting some cash in the bank
  • Buying my own home (including paying off the mortgage, renovations, etc.)
  • Investing in stocks and shares
  • Investing in property (rental properties, holiday homes, etc.)
  • Living the good life (travel, toys, etc.)
  • Saving for retirement
  • Paying off my existing debts
  • Saving enough money to follow my dreams
  • Being able to give my family better opportunities
  • Other (please specify below)
Do you have a financial plan in place?
Do you top up your superannuation contributions?
Do you invest in mining stocks?
Has mining helped you achieve your financial goals?

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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  • Kalgoorlie Miner logo
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  • Staffing Industry Analyst logo
  • The West Australian logo
  • The Brief logo
  • Mining Technology logo

Previous Polls

Recent articles based on our poll results