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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.

A ni-Vanuatu worker wearing an orange reflective jumper stands in a packing shed. She is smiling and looking at the camera.
Why this family farming business is recruiting more women through the PALM scheme

Simfresh is a family-owned farm that employs around 100 Pacific island workers across 2 sites in Queensland and Victoria. Approximately 60% of these workers are women.

Kurarenga and Robin at Bolton Clarke residential aged care facility
Celebrating 1000 women workers in the Pacific Labour Scheme

In November 2021, we celebrated the arrival of the 1000th woman on the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS). Through the PLS and the Seasonal Worker Programme, women are positively impacting businesses throughout Australia. 

A woman standing in a greenhouse full of berry plants wearing a pale pink beanie smiles at the camera
How this seasonal employer is reaping the business benefits of a diverse workforce

Burlington Berries is one of many Australian businesses that have experienced the positive impacts of employing women through the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme.

A Fijian Pacific labour mobility worker wearing a red and white shirt catches a football.
Building a community of care in Tamworth, New South Wales

The Fijian community in Tamworth is supporting Pacific Labour Scheme workers in the region by helping them join church programs and participate in footy training sessions, social events and outings.

Pacific worker harvesting lettuce
'Here we are, we can do it!'

Bulmer Farms in Victoria employs workers from Timor-Leste, Kiribati and Vanuatu, with women working across all areas of the company. They are adapting to their work and life in Australia, learning new skills, and building houses in their home countries for themselves and their families.