Fly-in, fly-out, drive-in, drive-out: The Australian mining boom and its impacts on the local economy

@article{Perry2015FlyinFD,
  title={Fly-in, fly-out, drive-in, drive-out: The Australian mining boom and its impacts on the local economy},
  author={Martin K. Perry and James E. Rowe},
  journal={Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={139 - 148}
}
  • M. Perry, J. E. Rowe
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Economics
  • Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit
A traditional question in local economic development is whether it is better to take work to the workers or workers to the work. The widespread use of fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) or drive-in, drive-out (DIDO) to support Australia’s mining industry raises a variant to this question: is it possible to promote regional development without a permanent, resident workforce? FIFO and DIDO have become the predominant ways of providing a permanent operational workforce to the mining industry. It explains why… 
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