The new Liberal-National Coalition government in Australia is likely to expand the country’s seasonal worker program for the Pacific.
That’s according to Jesse Doyle, a Research Officer at the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre.
He’s just published an article saying that incoming foreign minister Julie Bishop has long been a strong supporter of the scheme, which brings temporary workers from the Pacific to Australia to work in the horticultural industry.
Mr Doyle saysthe prospects for expanding the scheme and adding to the remittance base of Pacific Island economies are bright.
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