It’s a natural progression that companies like Senex, BHP Billiton, OZ Minerals and Beach Energy partner with the RFDS, enabling them to invest in new aircraft, life saving medical equipment and modern infrastructure such as the stunning new 13 million dollar base at Adelaide Airport.
Other companies encourage their staff to get involved with fund-raising through “workplace giving” campaigns such as regular payroll deductions. Thiess, which operates the Prominent Hill mine for OZ Minerals, has a walk to work fitness program. Every time an employee walks the six kilometres from the camp to the mine, Thiess makes a donation to the RFDS. Last year that amounted to seventeen thousand dollars.