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International flights carrying seasonal workers blocked by WA government

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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.

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…



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