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What is Miners’ Promise, and why should I consider joining?

March 2017 We’ll let one of our member stories help explain. Eric Fordam was a Miners’ Promise member who had been working in the resources sector in Kalgoorlie for many years when cancer struck. He flew down to Perth to begin treatment immediately. On being informed of his situation by his employer, Norton Gold Fields, ...
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DMP release new Safety Bulletin

March 2017 The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has recently released a safety bulletin which aims to raise awareness of potential suicide risk factors for personnel engaged in the resources sector. It is not intended as an instructional document on suicide prevention but provides information on: Risk Factors Warning signs Contributory factors and Actions ...
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Big thank you to Saracen Mineral Holdings social clubs!

March 2017  We were delighted that Carosue Dam Operations (CDO) Gold Diggers Social Club for the second year running nominated Miners’ Promise to receive the proceeds of their Christmas Raffle. Miners’ Promise Membership Coordinator, Helen Antonas, was invited to attend the raffle draw on 20th December and collect a cheque for the incredible amount of ...
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Miners’ Promise Wrap-Up for 2016

December 2016 Meeting for the final time in 2016, our Board of Directors reflected on a year that has seen continued readjustments within the Resources Sector, with many families finding themselves in significantly changed circumstances. However, while acknowledging the current challenges, our Board’s thoughts remained with the families, friends and workmates of the 31 mining, ...
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Inviting your participation in a FIFO study

December 2016 Miners’ Promise is teaming up with Central Queensland University’s Motivation of Health Behaviours Lab to promote their study on FIFO health and well-being. The study is aimed at FIFO workers and FIFO partners and what daily activities get you through a day in the life of FIFO. If you’re interested in participating in ...
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Miners’ Promise attends annual St Barbara’s Day commemorations (1-4 December 2016)

December 2016 If you live in the Goldfields region you may have spotted the familiar Miners’ Promise logo about town, as Kalgoorlie celebrated the annual St Barbara’s Day Festival for 2016. Thursday night remembered the miners who have lost their lives in workplace accidents, with the lighting of the miners flame next to the St ...
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Please share our new Miners’ Promise Video!

September 2016 We’ve uploaded our new video to our YouTube channel. Watch it here. Members have also received a commemorative USB stick with a full copy of the Video with our latest quarterly newsletter. The video gives a brief overview about Miners’ Promise, highlighting the benefits of membership captured in about 6 minutes. We intend to use the ...
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Facebook Discussion Group Launches

September 2016 The Standing Together Online Support Group has launched! Created as a closed facebook group, the forum provides a moderated online platform aimed at helping empower resource worker families affected by the loss of a loved one. The group is strictly for individuals who have lost a loved one. It is also “closed” to ...
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Standing Together September Event Wrap Up

September 2016 Friday 9th September marked the second Standing Together lunch event, which was held at the Canning River Eco Education Centre in Wilson. The event attracted ten attendees – half of whom were attending for the first time. Running from 9.00am to 1.00pm, it followed an informal structure of discussion topics and break away ...
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$60 up for grabs as Miners’ Promise celebrates turning 6 this July!

June 2016 Help us celebrate our 6th birthday by telling your resource sector friends and colleagues about Miners’ Promise and recommending they become a member too. Then, when they sign up via credit card during the month of July, we will split a $60 Coles Myer gift card voucher between you both as a little ...
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