Research and analysis

Seasonal migrant workers

How closing the Sectors-Based Scheme and Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme will affect the food processing and horticultural sectors.


Migration Advisory Committee report: season migrant workers

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This report examines:

  1. the impact of closing the Sectors-Based Scheme (SBS) on the food processing sector
  2. the impact of closing the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS) on the horticulture sector
Published 1 May 2013