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Who is primarily responsible for the management and operation of the PALM scheme?
  • The PALM scheme will be managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) with the support of DFAT’s provider, the Pacific Labour Facility (PLF).
  • DFAT will retain responsibility for key program aspects requiring government oversight, including risk management, program integrity and assurance.
  • DFAT and the PLF will also continue to work closely with other responsible government agencies including the Department of Home Affairs, Australian Border Force, Attorney General’s Department and the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure the integrity of the scheme is maintained.