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PALM

PALM

Pacific Australia Labour Mobility 

The Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) initiative permits qualified Australian enterprises to engage workers from nine Pacific islands and Timor-Leste in instances where local labor is insufficient. Under the PALM program, eligible businesses have the opportunity to hire workers for short-term assignments lasting up to nine months or for long-term positions spanning one to four years, encompassing unskilled, low-skilled, and semi-skilled roles. 

By facilitating this labor exchange, the PALM initiative addresses workforce shortages in rural and regional areas of Australia, as well as on a national scale within the agriculture and specific agriculture-related food product manufacturing sectors. It provides employers with access to a reliable and productive workforce, contributing to the overall productivity of these industries. Additionally, the PALM scheme enables workers from Pacific islands and Timor-Leste to secure employment in Australia, fostering skill development and allowing them to send income back to their home countries.

Contact Details

For Employers

Community Connections Contact Details

For Workers

CLO/labour attaché contact details

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