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  • Three people stand together smiling at the camera wearing warm winter clothing. Two are older with grey hair and dark coats, while the man in the foreground has a brown collared shirt and a baseball cap.
Video - Caring communities
Building a community of care in Smithton

There are more than 60 Pacific Labour Scheme workers in Smithton, Tasmania, from Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Samoa. They are filling ongoing labour shortages in the area, and are also playing sport, making connections and becoming "like family" to many locals in the community.