Last year alone, the total number of workers employed from the 10 Pacific Island nations involved in the Seasonal Worker Program increased from 6166 to 8457.
The PM said the Government continues to work on the issue by keeping in touch with the chiefs and landowners on Maewo and Santo, where Ambaean evacuees are currently residing.
The commission held a meeting in Brazil where Japan's proposal that would have opened the door to commercial whaling was defeated 41 to 27.
The workshop is funded by the WTO Secretariat and there are five representatives from six WTO member countries – Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.
Oil Search chief executive Peter Botten warned that China’s increasingly heavy investment there risks Australia missing out on PNG's rapid development.
Drivers warned to avoid USP roundabout Saturday.
The refurbishment included 16 buildings, which include 16 science labs, 24 classrooms, one library, a computer lab, dormitories, staff house and eight teachers' facilities.
A new ADB brief offers a series of recommendations to help make this growth sustainable.