Around 40,000 workers from the Pacific Islands are vetted and ready to migrate to Australia to help address farm labour shortages, Australia’s Agriculture Minister Murray Watt says.
After two days of discussions on jobs and skills in Canberra last week, 36 “concrete plans” to tackle Australia’s economic challenges were established.
They included a lift to the annual migration intake as well as establishing a working group of agricultural sector, union and government representatives in a bid to tackle the labour shortage crisis.
These two announcements, along with a commitment to fast-track the number of fee-free TAFE places, will make a significant difference to the regional Australian workforce, Watt said….
Source: The Epoch Times