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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

Arriving to start work 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.

A woman in a white shirt smiles as she makes a coffee at a bar.
This resort created a tailored course to help its workers adapt to life in Australia

Situated on the idyllic white sandy shores of Broome, the Cable Beach Club resort wanted to make sure its seasonal workers got the most out of their stay in Australia.

Tonga villages impacted by tsunami
Help still needed for families affected by Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano eruption

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

Two Kiribati workers with colourful clothing and with face masks under their chins smile for the camera.
First recruitment of aged care workers into Queensland since borders closed

In October 2021, 80 I-Kiribati workers departed quarantine in Grantham, to begin work in Queensland. This is the first recruitment of aged care workers for Queensland employers since Australia’s borders closed due to COVID-19.

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.
Aged care workers greet their new employer with song and dance

In early October 2021, 33 aged care workers from Samoa arrived in the Northern Territory and met with their new employers at ARRCS. They introduced themselves and their culture through a traditional performance – and welcomed their employers to the dance floor.

Pacific workers with their employers
Pacific and Timor-Leste workers have helped this family farm stay afloat in difficult times

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