Scott Morrison joins in morning stretches with Christmas Creek FIFO workers

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Prime Minister joins FMG CEO Andrew Forrest and workers in morning stretches at Christmas Creek.
Camera IconPrime Minister joins FMG CEO Andrew Forrest and workers in morning stretches at Christmas Creek. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

It wasn’t quite a barre class, but it was pretty close.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison started off his morning in the Pilbara in an unusual way.

The PM, who stayed overnight in a workers camp at Andrew Forrest’s Christmas Creek mine twisted and stretched with the FIFO workforce.

Prime Minister joins FMG CEO Andrew Forrest and workers in morning stretches at Christmas Creek.
Camera IconPrime Minister joins FMG CEO Andrew Forrest and workers in morning stretches at Christmas Creek. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

As Jimmy Barnes’s Working Class Man played over the loudspeaker Mr Morrison squatted and stretched with around 300 miners.

He was guided by Tim from Cronulla who yesterday greeted the PM with “hi Scomo”.

Mr Morrison remarked: “it’s not quite a barre class”.

The PM infamously mispronounced barre during a press conference in 2020 announcing COVID restrictions.

He then took a barre class in Melbourne late last year with MP Katie Allen.

Barre uses the ballet barre and uses movements derived from the dance.

It focuses on small pulsing movements with an emphasis on strengthening core.

The Prime Minister joined the pre-shift briefing at Christmas Creek this morning with miners at the iron ore operation that produces 60 million tonnes of iron ore each year.

Scott Morrison and Andrew Twiggy Forrest with workers at Christmas Creek FMG minesite on Thursday night.
Camera IconScott Morrison and Andrew Twiggy Forrest with workers at Christmas Creek FMG minesite on Thursday night. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian, Justin Benson-Cooper

After a pep talk by Mr Forrest - who has an estimated net worth of $29 billion - Mr Morrison also thanked the miners for their hard work.

Mr Forrest said: “Our Prime Minister chose to come here to say thank you to you motley lot”.

Mr Morrison said: “thank you for what you do”.

“Keep digging for Australia so that we will keep building Australia together,” he said.

“Everything you do today helps our country”.

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