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Australia's Seasonal Worker Program: Potential Contribution to Host Communities

Bailey, Rochelle; Shiu, Roannie Ng


The Australian Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are government policies that aim to encourage economic development in the Pacific through various forms of remittances (financial, material and social) that workers take home. Evidence from New Zealand and Canada shows that migrants involved in seasonal worker schemes not only provide a reliable source of labour which boosts productivity; their incomes also encourage economic growth in host...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2015
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f1fffc85ea9b
Access Rights: Open Access


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