Senate debates

Wednesday, 2 September 2020


Northern Territory: Agriculture Industry

3:39 pm

Photo of Sam McMahonSam McMahon (NT, Country Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

The Morrison government is committed to helping the agricultural and horticultural industries in Australia to thrive. We're assisting growers with accessing the workers they need and ensuring the essential food supply sectors of the Australian economy are supported. In addition to employment services, the government supports targeted agricultural workforce programs such as the Seasonal Worker Program, the Pacific Labour Scheme and Harvest Trail Services. A trial to bring up to 170 seasonal workers to Australia has been announced to assist with upcoming harvests in the Northern Territory. The cap of 170 workers was set by the Northern Territory government. We look forward to working with the government of Vanuatu on the trial.

Question agreed to.


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