AUSVEG VIC has welcomed the long-awaited announcement that the Victorian Government will extend the quarantine pathway with Tasmania to allow up to 1,500 workers from the Pacific Islands as part of the Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme, but warns that growers must be given more certainty that they will be able to access workers after this extension.

The announcement is an important step to restore some grower confidence that they will be able to harvest the crops that they have planted on the assurance from the government that workers will be available through the Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme.

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For more information on the program extension, contact AUSVEG VIC Executive Officer Tim Withers at info@ausvegvic.com.au.