Fiji joins the Pacific Labour Scheme

  • Media release
05 April 2019

I am pleased to announce that Fiji has today joinedAustralia's new Pacific Labour Scheme. Fiji is the 10th nation tojoin our labour mobility initiative.

Under the program, Fijian workers can now undertakenon-seasonal work for up to three years, in rural and regional Australia.

The scheme helps Australian businesses in rural andregional areas to address labour shortages and provides a significant boost forPacific economies.

Fiji has participated for a number of years in theSeasonal Worker Programme, providing almost 1,000 Fijian workers since 2012.

I am pleased that more Fijian workers will now haveaccess to employment and skills development opportunities through the PacificLabour Scheme.

I signed the Memorandum of Understanding today atParliament House in Canberra with His Excellency Mr Luke Daunivalu, HighCommissioner of Fiji.

Fiji joins eight other Pacific Island countries andTimor-Leste in the Scheme.

Visit http://dfat.gov.au/labourmobility to learn more about Australia's labour mobility initiatives, including thePacific Labour Scheme.

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