AG wrote:The cost of training thousands of workers is far from cheap - there's less project risk involved by bringing in already trained workers with experience to do the work than to train new people who may not necessarily stay with the company and leave. How many of you would leave Adelaide to work in Prominent Hill or Roxby Downs if given the chance? Even if you wanted to, would family commitments or others stop you from doing so?
Created and recreated, the long awaited documentary Painted Walls has finally been completed to the satisfaction of the hard to please but easy to be pleased by, Dom Sargent, and is about to see the light of day. A documentary on the Adelaide street art scene, this film brings together this city's premier unauthorised decorators and aerosol angels to spin a yarn about their own experiences livening up the urban savannah. Featuring all of your favourites, Ankles, Store, Peter Drew as well as some of your soon to be favourites, it is a snapshot of colour on Adelaide’s streets, and shows the best spots and best artists our fair town has to offer. Painted Walls will be screened for the very first time at the Capital Waste Website Launch at Eliza Street Tooth and Nail Art Gallery, 8th of June at 7pm, but if you are so unfortunate that you cannot make it down there Painted Walls will be up on capitalwastepictures.com with all their other films after the launch.
Wayno wrote:there's much politicised debate about Roy Hill, but few facts in those same discussions - anyone surprised?
Here's a few indisputable facts:
* Peak staffing at Roy Hill will be ~8000 workers with up to 1715 being foreign workers on the same terms & conditions as locals. So less than 20% of all staff. Once the mine is constructed our overseas friends go home.So over 6000 aussies receiving jobs during construction, stacks of people getting trained, more local capability for constructing the next big project, hundreds of aussies in jobs for the subsequent decade, royaltyies, payroll tax, gst, etc flowing for the same period.
* Part of the EMA deal is to train at least as many locals as foreign workers used on the project, including a stack of apprenticeships (for young and older workers). Rhinehart has committed to training 2000 aussies who get to work on the project alongside those with experience. This training would not happen if the mine was unable to proceed in the first place.
* Hundreds of local aussies will run the mine over it's 10+ year lifespan.
All because we recruited some temporary overseas help.
oh the humanity
I know a guy who has over ten years experience operating plant machinery mainly excavators but also front end loaders, as well as experience in a dump truck.
Give people the opportunity, open up pathways for them to get into the mining industry without them having to jump through rings of fire that get smaller and smaller, and you will see just how many people will flock to the mines.
Brazer wrote:Yet another box our city is looking like a giant legoland
Brazer wrote:What could we possibly establish here...that is unique and would actually be a draw card for locals and visitors alike. I was thinking of something like a Legoland down under.
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