Hungry, poor, exploited: alarm over Australia’s import of farm workers/ Modern-day slavery in focus

Modern-day slavery in focus Each year thousands of Pacific island workers come to Australia to work on farms. Allegations of mistreatment are worryingly reminiscent of the era of bonded labour ‘blackbirding’, campaigners say by Ben Doherty Thursday 3 August 2017 04.00 AESTLast modified on Thursday 3 August 2017 05.16 AEST Silas Aru had never known a day’s work […]

Janis blong ol komuniti i wok from mane long Van2017 Mini Games ( Vanuatu )

Nyus i kam long MP mo Pati Janis blong ol komuniti i wok from mane long Van2017 Mini Games Olgeta – Van2017 Pacific Mini-Games i stap lukaotem ol komuniti grup (jioj, yut, sports klab, etc) blong givhan long taem blong Mini-Games blong: i) mekem klinap blong evri eria blong veniu blong ol kompetisen ii) mekem […]

Fijian seasonal workers told to return to work for contractor accused of exploitation or go home

By social affairs correspondent Norman Hermant Updated yesterday at 10:20am PHOTO: Many of the workers will be returning to regions devastated by a recent cyclone. (ABC News: Norman Hermant) RELATED STORY: Farm workers take home less than $10 a week MAP: Shepparton 3630 Seasonal workers from Fiji who were paid less than $10 a week […]

Game changers: Pacific RSE workers in NZ

5:43 pm on 21 March 2016 Johnny Blades, RNZ International – Pacific Islanders participating in New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme say the work is of great benefit to them and their communities back in the islands. They are also now considered indispensable to New Zealand’s viticulture and horticulture industries. There are about […]

Putting a halt to the great timber heist in Papua New Guinea

3 March 2016 12:15PM Frederic Mousseau Previous Posts In a new report released last month, The Great Timber Heist: The Logging Industry in Papua New Guinea, the Oakland Institute exposed massive tax evasion and financial misreporting by foreign logging companies, allegedly resulting in the nonpayment of hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes in Papua […]

Stitches in Fijian chieftain time

 07/03/2016, Australia Rob Cromb, managing director of Kookai Australia, is sitting in one of the showrooms of his fashion business talking about love, life and the pursuit of happiness against the background of one of the toughest retail environments in years, including the global financial crisis. Business is not great in what Cromb describes as […]

Our art is valuable because it carries tradition, says Vanuatu artist

Posted: March 1, 2016 | Author: dailyvanuatu | Artist Simix Simeon at work in the studio: Photo: Awis Artists By Simix Simeon My name is Simix Simeon and I was born on the small island of Mataso in Vanuatu. I am the leader of an art collective from the Mataso community who live on the […]

Vanuatu – Job Alert ( 24 April 2015 )

Blong moa infomesen long ol vakensi we i stap anda go long website ia Sendem aplikeisen blong yu i go stret long employer nomo! . 5545 General Manager Breakas Beach Resort Source: Daily Post 23-Apr-15 Due: 30-Apr-15 . 5544 Provincial Training Coordinator – Malampa Ministry of Education Source: Daily Post 23-Apr-15 Due: 22-May-15 . […]