22,000 Pacific workers on standby but it's up to states to approve them

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
October 29 2020 - 10:00pm
READY AND WAITING: The federal government says there are thousands of Pacific Island workers ready to come to Australia to work on farms, but the state government must get their act together. Photo: WikiCommons

THERE are 22,000 workers from the Pacific Islands who have been pre-vetted and are on standby to come to Australian farms, but it is up to the state governments to approve them the federal Ag Minister says.


Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

National Rural Affairs reporter

National Rural Affairs reporter, focusing on rural politics and issues. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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