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.