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Pacific Island Labour Mobility Program

If you or a family member has worked in Australia as part of a Labour Mobility Program we’d like to speak to you today. We understand that many of you did not ‘get what you signed up for’ and we are here to assist you with any difficulties you face whilst working in Australia.

Pacific Island Labour Mobility Program

If you or a family member has worked in Australia as part of a Labour Mobility Program we’d like to speak to you today. We understand that many of you did not ‘get what you signed up for’ and we are here to assist you with any difficulties you face whilst working in Australia.

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Please register below by telling us who you are:

REGISTER WITH US BELOW

Please register below by telling us who you are:

Workers

Underpaid? Exploited? Need help to find a new employer AND remain in the Seasonal Work Program? We are here to help you.

Farmers

We know the Government’s failure to prevent Labour Hire companies from exploiting you has made you very vulnerable.  Farmers who lower production costs by going along with worker exploitation gain a competitive advantage.

Public

The Commonwealth of Australia enacted The Modern Slavery Act, 2018. Help us to hold supermarkets and the Federal Government to account by registering your objection at the link below.  Make sure our leaders who “talk the talk” also “walk the walk”.

The Pacific Island Labour Mobility Scheme appeared to be a “win/win” for all involved as it would:

Assist employers in agriculture and accommodation to fill gaps unable to be met by the Australian workforce; and
Assist employers in agriculture and accommodation to fill gaps unable to be met by the Australian workforce; and
Contribute to the economic development of Pacific Island nations, and Timor Leste.
Contribute to the economic development of Pacific Island nations, and Timor Leste.

Insufficient regulation and oversight have created a “hotbed of exploitation” tantamount to a form of modern-day slavery. Workers visa conditions are tied to their employers, which means they are severely hampered in their ability to leave one employer for another. Their would-be protectors have been the target of heavy-handed treatment by border security forces, invoking national security objectives.

Ironically, Australia has never been more dependent upon foreign labour for food security.

The Morrison government announced its intention to drop the seasonal work requirement for UK backpackers in Australia on a working holiday, making our food security dependent on an influx of seasonal workers from the Pacific, who are willing to do the back-breaking work most Australians are not: picking fruit.

The Pacific Island Labour Mobility Scheme appeared to be a “win/win” for all involved as it would:

Assist employers in agriculture and accommodation to fill gaps unable to be met by the Australian workforce; and
Assist employers in agriculture and accommodation to fill gaps unable to be met by the Australian workforce; and
Contribute to the economic development of Pacific Island nations, and Timor Leste.
Contribute to the economic development of Pacific Island nations, and Timor Leste.

Insufficient regulation and oversight have created a “hotbed of exploitation[1] tantamount to a form of modern-day slavery. Workers visa conditions are tied to their employers, which means they are severely hampered in their ability to leave one employer for another. Their would-be protectors have been the target of heavy-handed treatment by border security forces, invoking national security objectives.

Ironically, Australia has never been more dependent upon foreign labour for food security.

The Morrison government announced its intention to drop the seasonal work requirement for UK backpackers in Australia on a working holiday, making our food security dependent on an influx of seasonal workers from the Pacific, who are willing to do the back-breaking work most Australians are not: picking fruit.

fruit picker

In the Media

Pacific Island and Timor Leste Labour Mobility Project