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AMEC Afternoon Tea Series #2

September 16, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm AWST

Harden up Princess: The culture that’s hurting our industry

Three out of four women who work FIFO have told us they’ve experienced sexual harassment or assault. Men in our industry are six times more likely to die from suicide than an accident at work. Over half of LGBTIQ+ employees have experienced higher rates of bullying.

We’re reducing alcohol consumption, modifying camps and implementing inclusion and mental health policies – all practical solutions. But the change that will have the biggest impact, is also the hardest.

Underpinning all this is our industry’s deep seated blokey-bloke culture, and is encouraging and excusing sexual harassment and assaults, preventing men from seeking mental health help, and countering our diversity and inclusiveness initiatives.

Join us and hear from three different perspectives about the impact of this on our workforce and industry and discuss ways we can initiate and support a culture shift.

Professor Donna Chung, from Curtin University will explore why it flourishes in an industry like ours, and organisational readiness for change.

Leon Ruri, Mental Well-being Consultant & LifelineWA Ambassador will talk about the impacts on the ability for people to speak out and seek help, and provide perspectives on approaches to wellbeing engagement in the FIFO industry, that is real, relatable and empowers the workforce.

Courtney Parker, Lifeline WA Operations Manager and Resourceful Mind project lead will talk about the positive impact the program has on mental health and how it breaks down barriers to people seeking help and speaking out, and the findings from the Resourceful Mind pilot.

The event includes a fabulous high tea with scrumptious food, free flowing tea, coffee and sparkling wine.

A percentage of the ticket sales will be donated to Lifeline WA.


Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Date: Friday 16 September 2022
Time: 1330 – 1600
Cost: AMEC Members $77, Non Members $99 (inc GST)


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September 16, 2022
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm AWST
Event Category:


Pan Pacific Hotel
207 Adelaide Terrace
Perth, WA 6000 Australia


Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Inc
1300 738 184
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Event Type
Sundowners and Networking