Optimising the PALM scheme delivery in Australia

The Australian Government conducted consultations on consolidating the domestic (onshore) delivery of the PALM scheme within the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR).

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A discussion paper, Optimising the PALM scheme delivery in Australia, sought stakeholder input on the future domestic delivery model for the PALM scheme, ensuring it is informed by the experience of users including Approved Employers, workers, industry representatives, unions, community members and participating countries.

The discussion paper closed for submissions on 13 January 2023.

DEWR is considering feedback and focussing on managing gradual transfer of existing onshore delivery services from the Pacific Labour Facility whilst maintaining the integrity of the scheme.

DEWR and DFAT will continue to provide updates to all key stakeholders.

A copy of the presentation provided to key stakeholders is available for your information.

Frequently Asked Questions are available for your information, they are based on the questions received during virtual and face-to-face consultation sessions.

Please contact PALMconsultations@dewr.gov.au if you have any questions.