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 it take for you to move to Kalgoorlie?

In this month’s poll, we want to know what it would take for you to move to Kalgoorlie to take up a residential mining job?

What would it take for you to move to Kalgoorlie-Boulder to take up a residential mining job? Please number your top 3 responses 1-3. (All responses are anonymous.)?
  • Subsidised housing and living costs for residential miners
  • Higher wages for residential mining than I can earn FIFO
  • Tax relief and tenure bonuses for residential miners
  • Offers of cheaper airfares so I can visit my family easily/affordably
  • Additional annual leave
  • If mining companies offered training opportunities
  • A really good promotional/career advancement opportunity
  • Subsidised private education for the children of residential miners
  • A clearer understanding of the benefits of living in Kalgoorlie
  • I would not move to Kalgoorlie for a mining job
  • Other (please comment below).
How likely are you to ever consider moving to Kalgoorlie for a mining job?

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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  • National Mining Chronicle logo
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  • The West Australian logo
  • The Brief logo
  • Mining Technology logo

Previous Polls

Recent articles based on our poll results