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A community of Fly-in, Fly-Out (workers) based between Mt Isa, Broome, and the Pilbara have today confirmed that Australia is the pits, and they now be asking their employers to fly them directly to and from their own sovereign state in Indonesia from now on.
With a highly disposable income and a penchant for cheap grog and jet skis, the founding fathers of ‘FIFOTOPIA’ have written up a constitution on the back of a TAB form guide while awaiting a flight out of Karratha airport.
“We just leave the wife and kids back on the Island nowadays” says one of the founding fathers, Jheighson (33).
“I’ve got two canal houses in the Goldie but fuck that shit. There’s too many rules down there”
“The kids can do all their schooling on some Ipad app the missus found”
Based within the Balinese kecamatan (district) of Kuta, the 42 FIFO families have formed their own micronation based around shared values of cheap grog, hair-braids for the little ones, and endless access to outdoor recreational activities.
Located just near Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport in southern Bali, Indonesia. Kuta is a former fishing village. It was one of the first towns on Bali to see substantial tourist development, and as a beach resort remains one of Indonesia’s major tourist destinations. It is known internationally for its long sandy beach, varied accommodation, many restaurants and bars, and many FIFO workers who visit from Australia.
While FIFOTOPIA is not officially recognised by Indonesian Government, it is believed locals enjoy hosting the cashed up ex-patriates.
“It’s like they are doing the bogan footy trip thing, they are just families who want to drink as much as possible and smoke cheaps cigarettes while playing with scuba equipment” says the Australian consulate.
“They are great assets to the economy, especially when they first land”
Fortescue metals truck driver, Brewce (55) is another high-ranking political identity within the FIFOTOPIA elite, he says Australia doesn’t deserve the boost to the economy that FIFO workers can provide.
“If we could do what we wanted in Airlie beach, we’d probably live there, but we are working 5 weeks on, 5 weeks off and we aren’t even allowed to pull the kids out of school when we get back”
“and we definitely aren’t allowed take the jet ski out after an arvo on the bourbons. There’s too many rules”
“Kuta is paradise. We just need to teach these blokes how to make pad thai”