Seasonal change: inquiry into the Seasonal Worker Programme


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Australia. Parliament. Joint Standing Committee on Migration


This report documents the review of the Seasonal Worker Programme by the Joint Standing Committee on Migration. In conducting the review, the committee gave particular regard to: (1) the role of seasonal workers in the horticulture industry; (2) expanding the Seasonal Worker Programme to other countries and sectors; (3) the current and projected future workforce requirements for sectors that may benefit from seasonal workers; (4) the impact on the Australian labour force of the current and projected Seasonal Worker Programme; (5) the merits and challenges of increased recruitment of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Industry; Labour market; Migration; Gender; Youth; Governance; Outcomes

Keywords: Migrants; Labour force; Legal aspect; Temporary employment; Contract labour; Labour demand; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Commonwealth of Australia, 2016

Physical description: [200] p.

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ISBN: 9781743664889; 9781743664896 (online)

Louise Markus, Chair

Resource type: Report

Rights: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 124.714

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