How will employers' and other stakeholders' interests be represented under the PALM scheme?
- PALM scheme consultative committee arrangements have been established, including a PALM Advisory Group, sector committees and thematic working groups.
- These committees include representatives from industry, employers, Pacific and Timor-Leste diaspora, unions, community organisations and the Australian Government.
- The PALM Advisory Group has been meeting regularly (4 meetings to date at the time of launching the PALM scheme on 4 April 2022), as well as regular meetings with committees (agriculture, meat processing, care) which are expected to continue meeting quarterly.
- Sector committees will provide ongoing mechanisms for key stakeholders to engage with issues relevant to Pacific labour mobility and their area of interest and expertise.