Review of the Pacific Labour Facility and Management Response
Summary of Publication
The purpose of the Review of the Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) was to assess the PLF’s value for money, assess the effectiveness of PLF welfare services and to look for efficiencies between the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) administered by DFAT and the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) administered by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE).
The review found that the delivery model for the PLF is sound and they are making good progress on most objectives. DFAT agrees. The review recommends considering in more detail PLF’s role in providing welfare support, especially as worker numbers increase, and an explicit focus on how to develop scale in the number of workers, sustainable in terms of the PLF budget. DFAT and the PLF will now develop a Roadmap to achieve scale for the PLS, guided by the PLF review findings.