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.

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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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