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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.

A large group of PNG women in orange high-visibility workwear in front of a shed.
Work readiness project equips women with work and life skills

Hailing from Papua New Guinea’s mountainous Enga province, 40 women have hit the ground running in south-east Queensland in their new working life as part of the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme.

A Fijian man and woman wearing colorful clothing and standing in front of a Fijian flag.
The Fijian couple building their future as part of the PALM scheme

During the 3 years they have spent living and working in Australia through the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme, Talica and Jonathan from Fiji have faced many challenges due to COVID-19. Throughout this time, however, they have adapted to the various changes brought by the pandemic, relying on their faith and each other to continue to work toward their goals.

Pacific Islands men serve food.
Chicken dinners a way of saying thanks to PALM scheme workers after winning harvest

After a successful harvest season, the Goulburn Valley wanted a way to thank Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme workers for their hard work. So they organised the workers their favourite meal.

Fijian men in orange hi-vis uniforms stand in a gym
How this business has helped workers from Fiji adapt to life in a new country

Adapting to life in a new country can be challenging, so Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme employer HE Silos has tried to help its new staff from Fiji feel welcome in regional New South Wales.

A Solomon Islands man in a yellow shirt standing under a tunnel.
'You can earn more money to help your family'

For Junior Amos, the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme provided the opportunity to get his married life in Solomon Islands off to the right start.

4 Ni-Vanuatu people jump into the air and celebrate by holding up L plates.
How workers at this farm business have taken the first steps towards getting behind the wheel

In an area with no public transport, taxis or rideshare services, St George, Queensland-based business Moonrocks wanted to find a way to help its Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme workers gain a little independence.