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Member for Western Victoria Region, Bev McArthur was very pleased to recently attend the launch by The Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Member for Wannon, and Mayor, Tony Herbert of the Warrnambool City Council, of the Great South Coast Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) in Warrnambool.

Mrs McArthur said when, in her previous role as a Corangamite Shire Councillor, she had attended the initial meeting in Warrnambool convened by Roma Britnall MP and Richard Riordan MP with Council representatives from across the Great South Coast to discuss the desperate crisis of worker shortage.

Bev McArthur said “I have frequently said there is not a job crisis, but a worker crisis across Western Victoria. DAMA will hopefully relieve some of the critical worker shortfall that exists across many industries and workplaces from agriculture industry, dairying and meat processing to manufacturing, health and services industries including tourism.”

“The migration plan will initially apply to 100 workers.”

Mrs McArthur congratulated all those involved in bringing the Agreement to fruition and she said that she looked forward to following its progress.

13 June 2019