Immobilised Solomon Islands seasonal workers

Description

Australia shut its national borders to non-citizens on 20 March 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19, an action which also halted the plans of numerous Pacific Islanders who were due to return to Australia under the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). Amongst those affected were close to 250 workers from Solomon Islands who were intending to travel to Australia under the SWP between April and July 2020. So far none of these workers have been mobilised.

Link:

https://devpolicy.org/immobilised-solomon-islands-seasonal-workers-20200529-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=immobilised-solomon-islands-seasonal-workers-20200529-2

Subject

Geography; Legal

Period29 May 2020

Media coverage

1

Media coverage

  • TitleImmobilised Solomon Islands seasonal workers
    Media name/outletDevpolicy
    CountryAustralia
    Date29/05/20
    PersonsFanny Thornton