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Who is responsible for paying workers' travel costs?
  • PALM scheme employers must organise and pay for the upfront travel costs to and from Australia for their workers. Employers may recoup any amount over the first $300 but no more than the amount set out in the international airfares and domestic transportation matrix.
  • From mid-2023 the government will reimburse costs that cannot be recouped from short-term workers through no fault of the employer, e.g. where workers disengage.
  • Employers will still be required to make a $300 contribution to workers' flights.