Seasonal workers arriving from the Pacific Islands for South Australia’s citrus harvest will quarantine at a new facility in the Riverland, as part of Commonwealth Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme efforts to combat the sector’s labour shortages.

Up to 1,200 workers will be able to arrive under the scheme and stay at the Paringa facility.

For the next three months, arrivals are expected every 14 days, but growers will pay the $2,500 quarantine bill for each worker.

Read more in this Good Fruit and Vegetables news article.