Australia – Tonga, Kiribati and Vanuata – seasonal workers

ABC website – Updated Wed Nov 26, 2008

Australia signs seasonal workers deals with Tonga, Kiribati & Vanuatu

“Labour ministers from Tonga, Kiribati and Vanuatu have signed agreements in Canberra on Australia’s pilot scheme for Pacific seasonal workers.Canberra officials have been racing to complete details of the agreements — or Memoranda of Understanding — to try to meet the pledge to bring in the first of the workers by the end of this year.They’re still negotiating with Papua New Guinea, the fourth of the Pacific nations Australia will draw on for the two-thousand-five-hundred workers.”

full story

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/programguide/stories/200811/s2430450.htm