How a child soldier found a new life in mining in Australia

Philip Lako has overcome unimaginable adversity to forge a career - and a life for his family - in WA.

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‘We want to be the fence at the top of the cliff, not the ambulance at the bottom’

Frank Jacobsen has a saying he likes to use when it comes to helping people with their mental health challenges.

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Genuine cold snap hits the Pilbara after flooding rain

The weather system that dumped several months’ worth of rain on some Pilbara towns has also turned the region decidedly cold – even in comparison with the South West of the State.

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‘Ghosts of the Goldfields’ no apparition for mine site miscreants

The Gold Stealing Detection Unit has been around for 114 years and remains a very necessary part of WA's mining landscape.

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Winds of change: how a WA mine site took a leap of faith and won

Back in 2018, Gold Fields Executive Vice President Australasia Stuart Mathews asked the rest of the company’s board to take a risk.

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100kg of pork, 800 rooms and 6000 pieces of linen: life managing a remote WA mine camp

With the nearest major regional centre more than 300km away, keeping a mining village ticking over is no easy feat.

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Food at Tropicana mine site

How much food do you need to keep a mining camp going?

The kitchen at AngloGold Ashanti's Tropicana mine runs a crew of eight chefs around the clock just to keep workers fed.

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End of an era as much-loved ‘whisper jet’ departs the WA FIFO scene

The last of Cobham Aviation’s British Aerospace 146 aircraft has made its final fly-in, fly-out journey from Murrin Murrin.

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Mental health ambassador Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei

Soa the Hulk’s new fight – tackling mental health on mine sites

From fighting in a cage for a living to experiencing FIFO life, Perth mixed martial artist Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei has a unique perspective on mental health.

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Willy willy in the Pilbara

‘Hold onto your hats’: wild willy-willy caught on camera in the Pilbara

Most people who have driven through the Pilbara have looked out the window and seen a willy-willy. But this takes it to another level!

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