When Manuella from Vanuatu first saw the white sandy shoreline and turquoise waters of the Kimberley coast in Western Australia’s far north, it reminded her of the similar yet distant landscapes she had left behind.
After just two months in Australia, Jimmy from Solomon Islands earned a reputation as one of PB Agrifood’s most productive and enthusiastic workers.
PALM scheme employers and community-based health organisations have partnered to deliver health workshops to over 600 workers, highlighting the power of community collaboration when providing health and wellbeing support.
Lily Tangat from Vanuatu is employed at LJM Produce, south of Perth, as part of the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme. After an initial adjustment period, she has come to enjoy the tranquility of the South West and working alongside workers from a host of other countries as well as making connections with the local community and developing skills to take back home.
At Burlington Berries, about 40 minutes from Launceston, Joao watches what appears to be a large mechanical dog making its way between rows of strawberries.
One year after the devastating floods in Lismore, the Fijian workers who supported emergency evacuation efforts after just 2 weeks in Australia are still living and working in the community, which they say now feels “like home”.
A group of 163 Fijian hospitality workers are employed at Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia’s Ayers Rock Resort in Yulara, Northern Territory, where they are learning about Australia’s First Nations cultures and making meaningful connections.