Natasha Turia is a PhD candidate at the Australian National University. Natasha’s research will focus on how Papua New Guinea’s decentralised recruitment process works with best practice regulated temporary migration schemes – Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (Australia) and Recognised Seasonal Employer (New Zealand).
Natasha has been involved in the implementation and review of PNG’s decentralised recruitment process since the reforms were introduced in 2019 and continues to engage with multilateral stakeholders. She has a Master of International Relations (Monash University, 2011) and supported labour mobility projects with sub-national level governments, World Bank and the Labour Mobility Partnerships.
A good start is workable systems to ensure paperwork can be completed in a timely fashion.
Australia’s new permanent resident scheme must prioritise the people of the Blue Pacific who will be most impacted.
More action led outputs needed.
Beyond practicalities, it’s unclear whether this is a genuine “Pacific family” partnership or geopolitical convenience?