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The number of Pacific people permitted as fly-in-fly-out seasonal workers will increase to 16,000 next year.

The special work visas cater to the labour needs of the horticulture and viticulture industries through the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme (RSE). Next year's quota was announced last week as part of the Government's revamped immigration policies.

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Under the scheme, established in 2007, individuals work for up to seven to

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