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Tongans in Australia Seasonal Workers scheme confirmed safe in bushfire crisis

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 06/01/2020

The CEO of Internal Affairs Dr Fotu Fisi’iahi has confirmed that the Tongans at Australia’s seasonal workers scheme are safe, as the country is currently facing fire crisis.

CEO says, the Ministry together with the Australian High Commission office in Nuku’alofa is currently monitoring the situation and are updated weekly from farmers in Australia about the Tongan workers.

He says most of the Tongans are working in Queensland but the bushfire is currently experiencing by the people in the states of Victoria and New South Wales.

More than one thousand Tongans are currently at the seasonal workers scheme while about three thousand workers are taking their break and will resume around March this year.

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