Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

You've Got to Dig Those Miners

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

You've Got to Dig Those Miners

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AFTER my recent tour of a mine in the Bowen Basin, I have a whole new respect for miners. Many people believe they earn heaps of money and have an easy life, but they don't understand the sacrifices entailed in living away from family and the isolation of being out at the mines. They don't have weekends or public holidays unless their days off occur during that time. Just gruelling 12-hour days to earn their days off. They really do deserve every cent they get.


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