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When will the PALM scheme commence?
  • Key PALM scheme reforms will be phased in starting from early April 2022.
  • On 4 April, the Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa – Pacific Australia Labour Mobility stream will come into effect. This will create the new consolidated PALM scheme visa stream. It will extend visa validity for up to 4 years for long term placements and introduce the ability for seasonal workers to transfer into longer-term roles onshore where eligible.
  • This will be followed by a new PALM scheme deed, employer guidelines and improved IT platform to be implemented in mid-2022.