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Unions condemn Barnett government regarding FIFO suicides

Nov 17, 2016  Articles | Government & Policy

Unions condemn Barnett government regarding FIFO suicides

Union leaders, along with the families of FIFO workers have condemned the Barnett Government’s failure to implement the recommendations of the bi-partisan Parliamentary Inquiry into the Impact of FIFO Work Practices on Mental Health, presenting a petition calling for an urgent change to Parliament. And this is happening while Pilbara Cities investors go bankrupt. Rome wasn’t built Read the full article…

Who wants a $152m marina in Port Hedland?

Nov 16, 2016  Articles | Government & Policy

Who wants a $152m marina in Port Hedland?

So Port Hedland is to get a new marina! But who is going to use it? I was in the Pilbara for the Melbourne Cup, which everyone knows as ‘the race that stops the nation’. Well, perhaps for the rest of the nation. Not one taker for the fantastic menu and screening of the race Read the full article…

Who would want to live there?

Nov 9, 2016  Articles | Featured

Who would want to live there?

For city folk, a trip to the Pilbara and seeing some of the accommodation can be a little shocking. “I had no idea they lived like that!” “What is there to do?” “I couldn’t live in that.” These are typical of the comments we hear from visitors. Many fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) workers tell us they couldn’t possibly live there either, so Read the full article…

It’s not a Ponzi, it’s the economy

Oct 22, 2016  Articles | Featured

It’s not a Ponzi, it’s the economy

Recently MACRO was accused of running a Ponzi scheme, which stemmed from a blackmail threat that we quite correctly rejected. We are forcefully fighting back against these unsubstantiated claims that are completely without merit. This has created a diversion from our core mission; to create proper housing, sustainable and thriving communities in the Pilbara, so Read the full article…

MACRO Realty Restructure Commentary

May 26, 2016  Articles | Featured

MACRO is currently carrying out a restructuring of its international business and is including new partnerships. The original licensee of MACRO Realty was not able to remain as the licensee due to her extensive travel commitments, and the newly appointed licensee was unable to remain in the workforce due to unforeseeable (medical) circumstances. This led Read the full article…

Processing hub planned for Pilbara lithium boom

May 26, 2016  Articles | Featured | State of the Market

Processing hub planned for Pilbara lithium boom

Plans are being developed to create a processing hub to facilitate Western Australia’s growing portfolio of lithium projects. Lithium Australia (LIT) has developed a long-term strategy for the establishment of a lithium processing hub in Port Hedland. The company has entered into a joint venture partnership with Venus Metals Corporation to undertake the study. Port Read the full article…

Wind up FIFO camps in Pilbara, Nationals tell miners

Feb 2, 2016  Articles | Government & Policy

Wind up FIFO camps in Pilbara, Nationals tell miners

The Australian, Andrew Burrell Miners have been told to end the boomtime FIFO practice. Picture: Stuart McEvoy The nation’s major resources companies could radically cut their costs by ending the boomtime practice of paying for flights, meals and camp accommodation for thousands of employees, according to Pilbara MP and former West Australian Nationals leader Brendon Read the full article…

Firefly Tour Video 2015

Dec 24, 2015  Video

MACRO, This FIFO Life & Love Crushed Velvet present the 2015 Firefly tour

It is war – FIFO Wars!

Dec 24, 2015  Articles | Government & Policy | State of the Market

Western Australian Premier, Collin Barnett’s decision to agree to extend the life of Kurra Village (BHP’s camp for its FIFO workers at the Mount Whaleback iron ore mine) has caused a lot of controversy in the local Newman community. The push is to utilise empty accommodation units in town that could be used for residential employees, that Read the full article…

Rio’s secret weapon for a sub-$40 iron ore price

Dec 15, 2015  Articles | State of the Market


  Rio Tinto did not make a song and dance when it started mining at its Silvergrass project in Australia’s Pilbara in August. After getting flak from politicians and competitors alike about its aggressive expansion strategy, the Melbourne-based giant probably thought it prudent not to. At the moment Silvergrass’s high grade ore is being shipped Read the full article…

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