Just like the U.S. road workers: 1 guy in the hole and 5 guys standing around watching.
Same here in Oz. It's like the Oz road worker whose working life had come to an end.... instead of a gold watch he got a golden shovel... so he had something to lean on in retirement.
Which reminds me... of the 6 council roadworkers here in Goodna. They were sent out to fix a large pothole in a major thoroughfare but didn't have enough material to fill it, so one of them dug it up and put it on the back of a truck to fix the problem that way. All was going well until they were pulling away from a red light, and the pothole rolled off the back of the truck and damaged the bonnet of the car behind them.
Naturally, the driver sued the council for negligence...and won. However, the council budget didn't allow for a pothole repair AND a damages bill - or the subsequent trauma and stress/loss of income compensation package the court also awarded, so the pothole was loaded on another truck and returned to its original location and has remained there ever since. Well that's the council's story and they're sticking to it.
That was 15 years ago... so if you have a pothole in your area that's been there for an eternity, you'll now know why. The authority responsible for it has heard about this case and is afraid of a similar accident and getting sued.