The NT Farmers Workforce Planning Coordinator project has been funded by the NT Department of Primary Industries & Resources until 30 June 2020.
The project is quite broad and includes supporting agribusiness management;
with the necessary tools and information to implement employment practices that comply with workplace relations laws and industry standards
coordinating training for upskilling of both management and staff
by identifying employers needs & workforce gaps
by collating labour force statistics and information from in-field operations to influence policy and regulatory improvements e.g. visa reform.
by representing NT Farmers nationally, contributing high quality advice
to source international labour
Other tasks include improving career pathways in the NT agriculture industry, undertaking activities that attract Territorians to consider and embark on a career in horticulture or agriculture and promoting the industry to potential employees.
Parliamentary Committee inquiry reiterates the critical nature of the ag worker crisis and recommends Government allow people on JobSeeker coronavirus payment to work on farms - ABC News https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-15/backpacker-inquiry-jobseeker-allowed-pay-pick-fruit-coronavirus/12665390 @NationalFarmers