National Cabinet will trial a pre-travel quarantine pilot for Pacific Workers, which will expand the available labour options for farmers.
There are 22,000 pacific workers that have been pre-vetted, are ‘work-ready’ and are on standby to deploy onto Australian farms but are awaiting approvals by state governments.
The Australian Government has welcomed the NSW, VIC, SA, NT and the ACT governments’ decision to adopt a National Agricultural Workers Code that will ensure Australian farmers can keep feeding and clothing us while also protecting the health of all communities.
Minister David Littleproud is urging state Premiers to inject themselves into serious cross border issues that unaddressed could impact the cost of living for regional Australians.
Learn more about the Stage 4 'Stay at Home' restrictions announced for Victorian industries.
Freight Forwarders and service providers have been appointed to provide freight services on key export routes under the International Freight Assistance Mechanism.
The latest IFAM freight capacity updates includes flights to LA, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.
As of Wednesday, 8 July 2020 permits will be required by any person living in Victoria seeking to cross the border into NSW. Permits will be issued by Service NSW.
The IFAM is supporting new outbound flights to Hong Kong, departing from Adelaide and Toowoomba. These flights are rebuilding key routes to a major market for Agricultural producers.