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Living Away From Home Allowance for Mining Employees

 
Thousands of self drive in / drive out mining employees each owe Bob Millikin fromSalary Packaging Gurusa beer or two!
 
When the draft legislation for the Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) changes was released in July 2012, only employees who were flown and driven to the worksite in employer provided transport, were exempted from the 12 month timeframe limit and own residence availability conditions.
 
This meant that the thousands of employees, typically in the mining industry, who drive their own cars long distances to and from the worksite, at the start and end of their (say) 7 days on, 7 days off shift would not have been eligible for the concessions.