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There is now widespread agreement that options to lift labour mobility from the Pacific are needed. The Development Policy Centre has undertaken and commissioned new research to look into a range of possible channels and factors affecting migration. This workshop will present a range of new policy-relevant research undertaken into Pacific labour mobility.
Research relating to the following key issues have been covered.
- The skill profiles and employment outcomes of Pacific work migrants to Australia and New Zealand compared with all other work migrants
- The employment and income outcomes of New Zealand’s Pacific Access Category visa, Opportunities and models for Pacific migrants in aged or disability care in Australia and New Zealand, based on recent migrant profiles
- The experience of Timor-Leste in sending unskilled labour to South Korea
- A comparison of Australia and NZ’s seasonal worker programs
- Kiribati and Tuvalu demographic projections and migration strategies
- Pacific skill strategies and challenges
The workshop was being convened to present, review and discuss the various papers with the aim of producing the end product as a book. The papers were circulated in advance to all registered workshop participants to encourage a more in-depth discussion.