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									                            Australian Government
                    Department of Immigration and Citizenship

SPECIAL PROGRAM AGREEMENT UNDER 416.222(d) of the Migration
Regulations 1994: Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme


BETWEEN: {INSERT LABOUR HIRE COMPANY NAME} ABN XXXXXXXXXX (the
Special Program Partner)


AND: The Commonwealth of Australia (represented by the Department of
Immigration and Citizenship (the Department)).


1.     DEFINITIONS


Deed means the deed between the Special Program Partner and the Department of
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in relation to the Pilot which will be
executed before this agreement is executed.

DEEWR means the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace
Relations.

Eligible Grower means a horticulture grower who has been approved by DEEWR
and the Department to act as a host employer for Pacific Seasonal Workers for the
purposes of the Pilot.

Local Advisory Body means the body established by the Department and DEEWR
in some selected regions to advise the Australian Government on local issues
affecting the Pilot.

Memoranda of Understanding means agreements relating to the Pilot between the
Australian Government and governments of Pacific island countries.

Pacific Seasonal Worker means a person aged 21 to 45 years of age inclusive, who
is invited to participate in the Pilot, is a citizen of a participating country, resident in
that country at the time of being invited to participate in the Pilot, and who is granted
a Special Program (subclass 416) visa by the Minister for Immigration and
Citizenship (or his delegate).

Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme means the three year trial program
established by the Australian Government to provide citizens from the participating
countries the opportunity to undertake Seasonal Work in the horticulture industry
where there is demonstrated unmet demand for seasonal labour. Seasonal Worker
programs approved by the Secretary of the Department under subparagraph
416.222(d)(ii) of the Regulations will be part of the Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot
Scheme.
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Participating Countries, for the purpose of this agreement, means the Republic of
Kiribati, the Kingdom of Tonga, the Republic of Vanuatu, and the Independent State
of Papua New Guinea upon the completion of a Memoranda of Understanding with
the Australian Government.

Pilot means the Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme.

Seasonal Work means work as defined in the Industrial Instrument that the Special
Program Partner is a party to for the purposes of determining the pay and conditions
of the Pacific Seasonal Workers.

The Regulations means the Migration Regulations 1994.


2.    ABOUT THE SPECIAL PROGRAM PARTNER
2.1   General description of the Special Program Partner

      {INSERT LABOUR HIRE COMPANY NAME}:
      {Insert description}
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2.2       Special Program Partner contact details

          {INSERT LABOUR HIRE COMPANY NAME}:
          Name: XXXXXXX, {TITLE}
          Address: XXXXXXXXXXXX
          Email: XXXXXXXXXX
          Webpage: XXXXXXXX
          Phone: XX XXXX XXXX
          Fax: XX XXXX XXXX



3.        ABOUT THE PILOT
3.1       Description of the Pilot
The aim of the Pilot is to contribute to Pacific regional development objectives and
also assist Australian horticulture growers meet seasonal demand for labour. The
Department encourages recruitment from all participating countries. Up to 2500
visas are available for the duration of the pilot, with up to:
      •   800 visas for Tonga;
      •   800 visas for Vanuatu ;
      •   250 visas for Kiribati; and
      •   650 visas for Papua New Guinea




3.2       Workers in the Pilot
The Special Program Partner may only offer employment to persons who are
citizens resident in the Participating Countries and who are aged from 21 to 45
years (and otherwise eligible to apply to participate in the Pilot).


3.3       Participating Country contacts
Attachment A of this Agreement provides details of the government agency in each
participating country which is responsible for regulating the recruitment of workers
under the Pilot. These agencies can provide advice on the recruitment arrangements
in place in their country and the Special Program Partner must liaise and cooperate
with those agencies as required by the Department. The Department will advise the
Special Program Partner in writing of any changes to the contact details of those
agencies.


3.4       Assessment
The Special Program Partner must ensure that Pacific Seasonal Workers assist in
meeting the labour needs of the Eligible Grower(s) who will access the Pacific
Seasonal Workers and that the number of workers recruited is appropriate to local
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labour market needs. The Special Program Partner must liaise with Eligible Growers
and the Local Advisory Body established in the local area in assessing the number of
Pacific Seasonal Workers to be recruited.


3.5   Visa numbers
      (a) The Special Program Partner along with other Special Program Partners
          approved under 416.222(d) of The Regulations will have access to up to
          approximately 2400 visas for the recruitment of Pacific Seasonal Workers
          for the duration of the Pilot.
      (b) The Department and DEEWR will have regard to the objectives of the Pilot
          in approving the Special Program Partners’ recruitment activities.


4.    TERMS AND CONDITIONS
4.1   By signing this Agreement, the Special Program Partner agrees to abide by
      the following terms and conditions:
      (a) prior to the recruitment of Pacific Seasonal Workers, the Special Program
          Partner will submit to the Department and DEEWR for approval a plan
          outlining their intended recruitment, placement with Eligible Growers,
          employment and pastoral care arrangements for Pacific Seasonal
          Workers;
      (b) not to recruit Pacific Seasonal Workers until the Department and DEEWR
          approve the arrangements outlined in the plan required at 4.1(a)
      (c) to place Pacific Seasonal Workers only with Eligible Growers;
      (d) to commence the employment of the Pacific Seasonal Workers under this
          Agreement no later than 15 November 2011 and to ensure that all Pacific
          Seasonal Workers have completed their employment and have departed
          Australia prior to 16 June 2012;
      (e) to provide an average of at least 30 hours Seasonal Work per week over
          six months for each Pacific Seasonal Worker;
      (f) to move Pacific Seasonal Workers between no more than five Eligible
          Growers (unless the prior written agreement of the Department is
          provided);
      (g) to assist the Pacific Seasonal Workers it employs to depart Australia
          before cessation of their Special Program (subclass 416) visas;
      (h) to engage Pacific Seasonal Workers in the participating countries only in
          accordance with approved recruitment arrangements agreed with
          participating country governments under the terms of Memoranda of
          Understanding with the Australian Government;
      (i) each visa application made by each Pacific Seasonal Worker proposed to
          be employed by the Special Program Partner will be assessed on its merits
          against the Regulations. Pacific Seasonal Workers proposed to be
          employed by the Special Program Partner will only be granted subclass
          416 visas if they satisfy the criteria for the grant of that visa in Part 416 of
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         the Regulations, and the grant of the visa is not prevented by the Migration
         Act 1958 (the Act);
      (j) to the extent permitted by the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act) and other
          applicable Commonwealth legislation, the Department may consult with,
          and disclose information about Pacific Seasonal Workers to other
          government departments and agencies to assist in assessing the Special
          Program (subclass 416) visa applications of the Pacific Seasonal Workers
          and to ensure that Australian law is complied with in relation to any aspect
          of the Pilot, or for any other purpose;
      (k) to the extent permitted by the Privacy Act and other applicable
          Commonwealth legislation, the Department may communicate with the
          Local Advisory Body, other community groups and organisations, and
          Eligible Growers who are participating in the Pilot about Pacific Seasonal
          Workers including their performance and wellbeing; and
      (l) that the Department may undertake further integrity checking, including of
          the Special Program Partner, when considering Special Program (subclass
          416) visa applications made by the Pacific Seasonal Workers.


5.    UNDERTAKINGS
5.1   The Special Program Partner must:
      (a) comply with the immigration laws of Australia;
      (b) comply with the Fair Work Act 2009 and all other relevant Australian
          workplace relations laws in relation to the employment of any persons
          employed by it including employees not engaged as part of the Pilot; and
      (c) not recruit persons to be Pacific Seasonal Workers by offering them any
          inducement other than what will be offered under the terms of the contract
          of employment and the assistance which must be provided to Pacific
          Seasonal Workers under this Agreement.


5.2   Assist Pacific Seasonal Workers to comply with their visa conditions
      The Special Program Partner must:
      (a) to the extent possible, recruit persons who have a genuine intention to
          participate in the Pilot and to return to their home country upon the
          cessation of their Special Program (subclass 416) visa;
      (b) encourage and, where possible, assist Pacific Seasonal Workers in its
          employment to comply with the conditions on their Special Program
          (subclass 416) visa; and
      (c) advise the Department as soon as they become aware that a Pacific
          Seasonal Worker has breached one or more of the conditions of their
          Special Program (subclass 416) visa.


5.3   Appropriate conditions of work
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All people working in Australia, including workers from overseas, are entitled to basic
rights and protection in the workplace.

Pacific Seasonal Workers must be paid and afforded workplace conditions in
accordance with Australia’s workplace relations laws. The Special Program Partner
must:
      (a) ensure that the Pacific Seasonal Workers in its employment hold any
          licence, registration or membership that is mandatory for the performance
          of the specific seasonal work they will perform in Australia;
      (b) comply with Australian superannuation legislation in relation to its
          employment of Pacific Seasonal Workers;
      (c) ensure that tax instalments are deducted from the wages of the Pacific
          Seasonal Workers and paid, in accordance with Australian taxation law;
      (d) ensure that deductions from the wages paid to Pacific Seasonal Workers
          are lawful and reasonable and that the Pacific Seasonal Workers have
          agreed in writing to these deductions being made;
      (e) provide payslips to Pacific Seasonal Workers which clearly set out gross
          pay, itemised deductions and net pay; and
      (f) ensure all statutory charges in relation to the Pilot and the Pacific Seasonal
          Workers including workers compensation insurance are paid.


5.4   Occupational Health & Safety
The safety, health and welfare of Pacific Seasonal Workers is of paramount
importance during their stay in Australia.
The Special Program Partner must make all reasonable efforts to ensure that Eligible
Growers comply with Commonwealth and State occupational, health and safety
legislation.
The Special Program Partner must ensure that the Eligible Growers:
      (a) provide and maintain safe systems of work for Pacific Seasonal Workers;
      (b) provide the Pacific Seasonal Workers with all necessary protective
          equipment for the performance of their duties;
      (c) make all necessary arrangements for ensuring the safe use, handling,
          storage and transport of equipment or substances by Pacific Seasonal
          Workers; and
      (d) provide all necessary information, instructions, training and supervision to
          Pacific Seasonal Workers in a format and language that can be understood
          by the Pacific Seasonal Workers.


5.5   Responsibility for certain expenses
The Special Program Partner must ensure that adequate arrangements are in place
for the welfare and wellbeing of Pacific Seasonal Workers.
      (a) The Special Program Partner must pay for:
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                 i. full costs of the return international airfare for Pacific Seasonal
                    Workers (half this cost may be recouped from the Pacific
                    Seasonal Worker over the duration of the employment
                    relationship by instalments);
                ii. all the costs of transport of Pacific Seasonal Workers from the
                    port of arrival in Australia to the locality where they are employed
                    and from the locality where they are employed to the port of
                    departure from Australia when the Pacific Seasonal Workers are
                    to depart from Australia; and
      (b) The Special Program Partner may be required to pay for:
                i. any costs incurred to the Commonwealth for the location and
                   removal from Australia of Pacific Seasonal Workers if this is
                   required, as a result of non-compliance with visa conditions, to a
                   maximum of $10,000.
      (c) In deciding whether or not to require the Special Program Partner to pay
          the costs set out at clause 5.5(b)(i), the Department will take into account
          the extent (if any) to which Special Program Partner was involved in the
          non-compliance and the level of cooperation provided in resolving the
          matter.
The Special Program Partner must assist all Pacific Seasonal Workers it employs
with initial living expenses on their arrival and may recoup such expenses by
agreement with the Pacific Seasonal Worker over the period of employment by
instalments.


5.6   Other responsibilities to Pacific Seasonal Workers
The Special Program Partner agrees to:
      (a) send a letter of invitation to all persons it wishes to invite to be Pacific
          Seasonal Workers on the Special Program Partner’s letterhead. That letter
          should include the following information:
                   i. the name of the approved program i.e. {INSERT LABOUR
                      HIRE COMPANY NAME}, Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot
                      Scheme:
                  ii. that the {INSERT LABOUR HIRE COMPANY NAME}, Pacific
                      Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme has been approved by the
                      Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship
                      under subparagraph 416.222(d)(ii) of the Migration Regulations
                      1994;
                 iii. the length of proposed stay in Australia and that it must not be
                      more than seven months in a 12 month period;
                 iv. an offer of employment to undertake Seasonal Work;
                  v. that the offer of employment is subject to the person being
                     successful in their application for a subclass 416 visa;
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            vi. the details of pay and conditions and the relevant industrial
                instrument which the Special Program Partner is a party to for
                the purpose of the Pilot;
           vii. the anticipated or expected date on which the person is
                required to arrive in Australia and what arrangements have
                been made for their transport to the locality where they are
                employed and their orientation on arrival in the locality;
           viii. the name, address and telephone number of the Special
                 Program Partner and the location where the person will initially
                 undertake seasonal work in Australia;
            ix. any proposed training to be undertaken by the Pacific
                Seasonal Worker;
            x. any costs that the Pacific Seasonal Workers will incur during
               their stay (e.g. accommodation); and/or
            xi. details of pastoral care and all other assistance.
(b) provide all Pacific Seasonal Workers under the program with a 24 hour per
    day, seven day per week contact number of a representative of the Special
    Program Partner and ensure the Pacific Seasonal Workers are aware that
    they can make contact with this representative at any time;
(c) monitor the progress, placement and well-being of all Pacific Seasonal
    Workers employed on a regular basis;
(d) participate in, or contribute to, pre-departure briefing sessions for Pacific
    Seasonal Workers in the relevant participating country conducted by the
    government of that country;
(e) provide an on-arrival orientation briefing for Pacific Seasonal Workers in
   Australia with the Local Advisory Body, or other community groups or
   organisations in the area, at no charge to the Pacific Seasonal Workers.
   The briefing should be prepared in consultation with local government,
   community groups and the relevant Union. The briefing should cover how
   pastoral care arrangements will function and include:
             i. Regional/local orientation information;
            ii. Contacts for assistance;
            iii. Australian working conditions, rights and responsibilities
                 (including Union membership);
            iv. Financial literacy, banking and remittance arrangements;
            v. Accommodation arrangements and what the Pacific Seasonal
               Worker is required to do if they would like to make alternate
               accommodation arrangements;
            vi. Transport arrangements; and
           vii. On-site “on the job” training and employment orientation.
(f) ensure that Pacific Seasonal Workers can access accommodation which in
    the opinion of the Department is affordable for Pacific Seasonal Workers
    and of a suitable standard. It must not be compulsory for Pacific Seasonal
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          Workers to reside in any particular accommodation and they may arrange
          their own accommodation;
      (g) ensure that all Pacific Seasonal Workers have adequate arrangements for
          health insurance during the period of their stay in Australia. The health
          insurance should cover in-patient and out-patient care;
      (h) arrange transport for the Pacific Seasonal Workers between their places of
          accommodation and their places of work at a reasonable cost to the Pacific
          Seasonal Workers;
      (i) arrange access to personal banking for Pacific Seasonal Workers;
      (j) assist Pacific Seasonal Workers to apply for a tax file number;
      (k) assist Pacific Seasonal Workers to prepare an Australian income tax return
          and to apply to have their superannuation entitlements paid to them at the
          conclusion of their stay in Australia;
      (l) arrange for personal protective equipment as required by State and/or
          Territory Occupational Health & Safety authorities to be provided to Pacific
          Seasonal Workers;
      (m)ensure Eligible Growers provide on-site facilities (toilets, hand-washing,
         first aid, shelter, fresh drinking water) for Pacific Seasonal Workers;
      (n) ensure Eligible Growers provide on-farm induction sessions for Pacific
          Seasonal Workers, including Occupational Health & Safety briefings;
      (o) ensure Eligible Growers provide necessary language translations of work
          notices and guidelines (eg. for health and safety purposes);
      (p) assist Pacific Seasonal Workers to participate in Australian Government
          funded training while in Australia consistent with their needs and
          reasonable requests;
      (q) assist Pacific Seasonal Workers to access opportunities for recreation and
          religious observance;
      (r) ensure it has an operational presence or capacity to establish an
          operational presence in the region(s) in which the Special Program Partner
          operates for the purposes of the pilot. Alternatively, the Special Program
          Partner may demonstrate to the Government and the Local Advisory
          Bodies established in the local area that they have appropriate
          arrangements in place for the pastoral care of the Pacific Seasonal
          Workers in its employment without such a presence; and
      (s) assist Pacific Seasonal Workers to prepare to return home at the
          conclusion of their stay in Australia.


5.7   Cooperation with Pilot stakeholders
The Special Program Partner must cooperate with the Australian Government, Local
Advisory Bodies and other stakeholders to ensure the ongoing success of the Pilot.
This includes:
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      (a) liaising with the Local Advisory Body or other pastoral care contact
          established in the local area regarding the demand for seasonal labour in
          those regions and the progress, health, well-being and community
          acceptance of Pacific Seasonal Workers employed by the Special Program
          Partner;
      (b) maintaining a record of which Eligible Grower each Pacific Seasonal
          Worker is placed with on each day during the Pacific Seasonal Worker’s
          stay in Australia and providing any such records to the Department or
          DEEWR in the required monthly monitoring reports;
      (c) cooperating with DEEWR, the Fair Work Ombudsman,  and State
          Authorities in the monitoring of the working conditions of Pacific Seasonal
          Workers. This will include providing DEEWR, the Fair Work Ombudsman, 
          and State Authorities with access to all relevant documentation the Special
          Program Partner may hold about the Pacific Seasonal Workers in its
          employment and complying with the terms of the Deed;
      (d) participating with the Local Advisory Body or other pastoral care contact
          established in the local area, in any communication protocols or dispute
          resolution processes prepared by the Department in consultation with the
          Special Program Partner for the Pilot;
      (e) cooperating with the Department and DEEWR in the evaluation of the Pilot;
      (f) informing the Department’s Director of the Pacific Seasonal Labour
          Project, (via the contact details specified in clause 10.2) and the Pacific
          Seasonal Worker in writing if, after dispute resolution procedures have
          been exhausted, the Special Program Partner has terminated, or intends to
          terminate its employment of the Pacific Seasonal Worker, and the reasons
          for this;
      (g) informing the Department’s Director of the Pacific Seasonal Labour Project
          (via the contact details specified in clause 10.2) within five working days if
          a Pacific Seasonal Worker ceases their employment with the Special
          Program Partner or has their employment terminated, as well as the
          arrangements being made for the Pacific Seasonal Worker to depart
          Australia; and
      (h) not acting in a manner which would jeopardise the integrity of the Pilot.


5.8   Further responsibilities of the Special Program Partner
      a) The Special Program Partner must not imply in any advertising/promotional
         material or letters of invitation to potential Pacific Seasonal Workers that it
         represents the Department, DEEWR or the Australian Government or that
         it has any special relationship with the Department, DEEWR or the
         Australian Government beyond its status as a Special Program Partner
         under the Pilot.
      b) The Special Program Partner must not imply in any advertising/promotional
         material or letters of invitation to potential Pacific Seasonal Workers that
         the Department, DEEWR or the Australian Government has endorsed the
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         service, business, product or conduct of the Special Program Partner other
         than its capacity to recruit Pacific Seasonal Workers under the Pilot.


6.    MONITORING
6.1   The Special Program Partner must provide written monitoring reports to the
      Director of the Pacific Seasonal Labour Project and to DEEWR on the last
      Friday of each month until all Special Program (subclass 416) visas held by
      the Pacific Seasonal Workers in its employment have ceased. The monitoring
      reports must be provided to the Director of the Pacific Seasonal Labour
      Project and to DEEWR and must include the following information:
      a) the name, age, and country of citizenship of the Pacific Seasonal Workers
         employed by the Special Program Partner as at the date of the report;
      b) the number of Pacific Seasonal Workers recruited by the Special Program
         Partner for each location;
      c) the details of the Eligible Growers with whom the Pacific Seasonal Workers
         employed by the Special Program Partner have been placed;
      d) the hours worked by each Pacific Seasonal Worker employed by the
         Special Program Partner and net and gross wages they have been paid as
         at the date of the report;
      e) a list of itemised deductions made from Pacific Seasonal Workers’ pay;
      f) the details of all Pacific Seasonal Workers who departed Australia during
         the reporting period, including whether they had completed at least six
         months work and details of hours worked and gross and net wages
         received;
      g) any training provided to Pacific Seasonal Workers by the Special Program
         Partner and/or Eligible Growers;
      h) the number of Pacific Seasonal Workers residing in accommodation
         arranged by the Special Program Partner as at the date of the report;
      i) a summary of the progress and well-being of all Pacific Seasonal Workers
         employed by the Special Program Partner;
      j) details of any interactions the Special Program Partner had with Local
         Advisory Bodies established in the local area, or other community groups
         or organisations.
      k) details of any matters that were the subject of dispute resolution
         procedures, whether raised by a Pacific Seasonal Worker, an Eligible
         Grower or a third party; and
      l) recommendations for the improved management of the Pilot.


6.2   The Special Program Partner must provide to the Director of the Pacific
      Seasonal Labour Project and to DEEWR a report on any complaint or
      allegation made by any person in relation to:
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      a) non-compliance by the Special Program Partner with occupational health
         and safety legislation, and, if the Special Program Partner accepts that
         there was non-compliance, sets out the steps the Special Program Partner
         is taking to address the non-compliance;
      b) any occupational health and safety incidents involving Pacific Seasonal
         Workers, and the outcome of those incidents; and
      c) non-compliance by the Special Program Partner with workplace relations
         legislation and, if the Special Program Partner accepts that there was non-
         compliance, sets out the steps the Special Program Partner is taking to
         address the non-compliance.
The Special Program Partner must provide this report as soon as possible after the
complaint or allegation is made.


6.3   The Special Program Partner must liaise with and provide information to the
      Department and DEEWR, or a person nominated by the Department or
      DEEWR, in relation to matters relevant to this Agreement in response to a
      request by the Department or DEEWR.


7.    OBLIGATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT
7.1   The Department will endeavour to inform the Special Program Partner of any
      impending amendments to the Migration Act 1958, the Regulations or
      changes to policy that may affect the operation of their program.
7.2   The Department will acknowledge receipt of the monthly monitoring reports
      provided by Special Program Partner.


8     VARIATION OF THIS AGREEMENT


8.1   This Agreement may be varied by either party giving notice in writing to the
      other party of the proposed variation, and the other party indicating their
      agreement to the proposed variation in writing. The written notice will be given
      on behalf of the Department by the Secretary of the Department or his
      delegate.
8.2   No variation of this Agreement is binding otherwise than in accordance with
      this clause.


9.    COMMENCEMENT AND TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT
9.1   This Agreement will commence on the day the Special Program Partner is
      approved by the Secretary of the Department as an approved organisation
      for the purposes of subparagraph 416.222(d)(i) of the Regulations. In order
      for this approval to be provided, the Special Program Partner must have
      signed the Deed.
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9.2   This agreement will terminate:
      a) on 30 June 2012
      b) if the Deed is terminated; or
      c) on cessation of all Special Program (subclass 416) visas granted to the
         Pacific Seasonal Workers employed by the Special Program Partner for
         the purpose of this Pilot; or
      d) whichever is the earliest.


9.3   The Department may terminate this Agreement immediately by giving written
      notice to the Special Program Partner if:
      a) the Special Program Partner breaches any term or condition of this
         Agreement; or
      b) the Special Program Partner in any way jeopardises the integrity of the
         Pilot or the welfare of any Pacific Seasonal Worker.
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10.    COMMUNICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT AND DEEWR


For the Department
10.1   Any questions about Special Program (subclass 416) visa applications made
       by Pacific Seasonal Workers should be addressed to the Department’s Hobart
       office. The contact details for the Department’s Hobart office are:
       •   Street:   Hobart Special Program Processing Centre
                     Department of Immigration & Citizenship
                     Level 14, 188 Collins Street
                     Hobart TAS 7000
                     Australia
       •   Mail:     Hobart Special Program Processing Centre
                     Department of Immigration & Citizenship
                     GPO Box 794
                     Hobart TAS 7001
                     Australia
       •   Email:    hobart.pacific.workers@immi.gov.au
       •   Phone:    +61 3 6220 4028
       •   Fax:      +61 3 6220 4029

10.2   Any questions relating to this Agreement or other immigration matters related
       to the Seasonal Work program should be directed to the Director, Pacific
       Seasonal Labour Project:
           • Street: Department of Immigration & Citizenship
                     6 Chan Street
                     Belconnen ACT 2616
                     Australia
           • Mail: Department of Immigration & Citizenship
                     PO Box 25
                     Belconnen ACT 2616
                     Australia
           • Email: labour.mobility@immi.gov.au
           • Phone: +61 2 6264 2940
           • Fax: +61 2 6264 4217
10.3   The Department’s offices at Australian Missions are not involved in the
       processing of Special Program (subclass 416) visa applications and are not
       usually able to assist with enquiries about those visa applications or the
       Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme. The Special Program Partner must not
       encourage any person to approach Australian Missions in the Pacific unless
       they have received a letter informing them that they have been granted a
       Special Program (subclass 416) visa and which asks the person to attend the
       Mission to have a visa label placed in their passport.
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For DEEWR

10.4   All correspondence with DEEWR for the purpose of this Agreement should be
       addressed as follows:
        Mail:       Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme
                    Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
                    GPO Box 9880
                    CANBERRA, ACT, 2601 AUSTRALIA

       •   Email:   seasonalworker@deewr.gov.au
       •   Phone:   +61 2 6121 7966
       •   Fax:     +61 6275 3639



11. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I enter into this Agreement on behalf of the Special Program Partner.


SIGNED:


………………………………………………………………………………Dated:                                         /   /
full name of Special Program Partner


witnessed by:……………………………………………………………..


PILOT APPROVED:


………………………………………………………………………………                                          Dated:       /
/
Delegate of the Secretary to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship
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Attachment A


Participating Country Contacts
Kiribati


The Secretary
Ministry of Labour and Human Resources Development
PO Box 69
Bairiki Tarawa
REPUBLIC OF KIRIBATI


Tonga


The Secretary
Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries
PO Box 110
NUKU’ALOFA
KINGDOM OF TONGA


Vanuatu


Commissioner of Labour
Department of Labour & Employment Services
PMB 9022
PORT VILA
VANUATU


Papua New Guinea


To Be Advised

								
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