The WA horticulture industry has labelled the state government’s decision to block a flight of seasonal workers, to relieve an ongoing regional staff squeeze, as a “massive blow” for the sector.
- WA’s Chief Health Officer has denied the arrival of 150 Ni-Vanuatu workers
- The state government says it won’t have the quarantine capacity to host the arrivals in May
- The WA horticulture sector is urging the government to allow on-farm quarantine
The Chief Health Officer last night declined an application for a charter flight of 150 Ni-Vanuatu workers, which was slated to arrive in Perth on May 7, to enter the state.
The government said the decision had been made because it couldn’t accommodate the overseas workers in hotel quarantine…