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ni-Vanuatu workers standing in a field of broccolini
Ni-Vanuatu PALM scheme workers bond with South Australian community over love of music

Kevin Bong and his fellow ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers have developed a positive reputation in the South Australian community of Goolwa - and not just for harvesting vegetables.  

Fijian volunteer firefighters in a group smiling
Fijian PALM scheme meat processing workers
become volunteer firefighters in Victoria

Motivated by a desire to give back to their community, more than 40 Fijians in regional Victoria have volunteered to become firefighters with the Country Fire Authority (CFA).

A Solomon islands aged care worker helps a resident
Angie’s passion for personal care
shines through at Alice Springs facility

Caring has always come naturally to Angie from Solomon Islands, and her work in aged care through the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme is helping her reach in her goal to become a nurse.

A Tongan man in a brown shirt and hat stands in an apple orchard.
Staff from Tonga and Vanuatu help Newton Orchards through difficult harvest

For West Australian fruit growers Newton Orchards, the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme has become an integral part of maintaining a 93-year-old family-run business and helped foster strong bonds with people in Tonga.

Pacific Island men in white clothing in a breakroom.
Harvey Beef helps PALM scheme workers settle into life in a new country

PALM scheme approved employer Harvey Beef has taken a model approach to ensure its workers from the Pacific islands adjust to life in Australia.

Solomon Islands men in traditional costumes playing panpipe
PALM scheme workers share their culture with crowds at Kingaroy's Baconfest

Workers from Kiribati, Samoa and Solomon Islands took to the stage at Kingaroy's largest festival, 'Baconfest', showcasing their culture through song and dance.

 

Timorese people in high-visibility clothing stand in a berry field.
Queensland Berries goes the extra mile to welcome PALM scheme workers

In February, representatives from Queensland Berries travelled to Timor-Leste to meet some of their new Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme employees. Now these workers have arrived and settled into their new roles and community in Caboolture, Australia.

Men play instruments on a stage.
Vanuatu community shows Stawell its musical side for charity

When Stawell’s ni-Vanuatu community wanted to celebrate their country’s Independence Day and raise some money to send musical instruments and goods back home, a talent show proved to be the perfect idea.

A ni-Vanuatu woman in a white judo outfit.
Mariel's persistence pays off as she represents Vanuatu in judo at Birmingham 2022

When Mariel Kalomor moved to Western Australia to participate in the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme, she thought she would have to take a break from her favourite sport, judo. Now she's going to the Commonwealth Games.

A man in a grey cap and black hoodie sits behind a steering wheel.
Driver training helps PALM scheme workers adapt to Australian road conditions

Driving in a new country can be a challenge, but a safe driver training course aims to make the experience a bit smoother.