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  • Tonga villages impacted by tsunami

    The tidal waves generated by the volcanic eruption on 15 January 2022 displaced entire communities, with up to 80% of the population affected.…

  • The Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme allows eligible Australian businesses to hire workers from 9 Pacific islands and Timor-Leste when…
  • Two Kiribati workers with colourful clothing and with face masks under their chins smile for the camera.

    In October 2021, 80 I-Kiribati workers departed quarantine in Grantham, to begin work in Queensland. This is the first recruitment of aged care…

  • A group of Samoan worker in brightly coloured clothing, some with flowers in the air, stand in a group smiling for the camera with their employer.

    In early October 2021, 33 aged care workers from Samoa arrived in the Northern Territory and met with their new employers at ARRCS. They…

  • Pacific workers with their employers

    Bulmer Farms in the Lindenow Valley, East Gippsland Victoria is a fourth-generation family business that has grown into one of Australia’s largest…

  • A ni-Vanuatu worker wearing an orange reflective jumper stands in a packing shed. She is smiling and looking at the camera.

    Simfresh is a family-owned farm that employs around 100 Pacific island workers across 2 sites in Queensland and Victoria. Approximately 60% of…

  • Kurarenga and Robin at Bolton Clarke residential aged care facility

    In November 2021, we celebrated the arrival of the 1000th woman on the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS). Through the PLS and the Seasonal Worker…

  • A woman standing in a greenhouse full of berry plants wearing a pale pink beanie smiles at the camera

    Burlington Berries is one of many Australian businesses that have experienced the positive impacts of employing women through the Pacific…

  • A Fijian Pacific labour mobility worker wearing a red and white shirt catches a football.

    The Fijian community in Tamworth is supporting Pacific Labour Scheme workers in the region by helping them join church programs and…

  • Pacific worker harvesting lettuce

    Bulmer Farms in Victoria employs workers from Timor-Leste, Kiribati and Vanuatu, with women working across all areas of the company. They are…