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Working together to address farm labour shortages

In February, a group of stakeholders from the agricultural industry, small business and local employment service providers met together to discuss the opportunities and obstacles in placing jobseekers into seasonal agricultural work opportunities. The event, a Local Jobs Program initiative, was developed in response to feedback from employers and from local employment service providers, who work with jobseekers in the

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Wheatbelt Jobs – Position Paper

What do you see when someone asks you to picture regional Western Australia? Whatever you think of, you might be surprised to learn that while only 29% of Australia’s population lives in rural Australia as recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Census1,non-metropolitan Australia actually contributes 40 percent of Australia’s national economic output and non-metropolitan businesses employ one third

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