- Nov 12, 2012
I’m sorry that I can’t post the text of what’s being reported, but I think you are misunderstanding what’s going to happen. Number of flights is a bit redundant.Hmmmm....so if only 1 flight left (not per week, ever) for the Pacific workers then not sure such a great deal for Tas
Over the next six months, Tasmania, instead of taking up to 330 repatriation people, from all around the world, including virus hotspots, is instead going to take about 1500 seasonal workers, mainly from the Pacific, a very low risk region. We’re had two such flights before and it’s worked well, and the community supports it.
Victoria is going to take our repatriation quota, and its attendant risk. And after the seasonal workers have done their hotel quarantine, part or fully paid by the farming community, they will fly off to Victoria.
As I said, great outcome for Tasmania: low risk, little cost and increased employment opportunities.
Edit Tasmania will contribute to Victorian costs of hotel quarantine for the erstwhile ‘Tasmanian’ repatrees.