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Regional Occupation List Updated

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Eighteen occupations will be added to the Regional Occupation List to further support regional and rural businesses, particularly farms.

The occupations include livestock, beef, dairy, sheep, aqua-culture and crop farmers, among other agricultural roles.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has welcomed the news that farmers will have better access to skilled workers to fill critical job shortages.

The categories of dentist and anaesthetist have also been added to the regional list to meet skill shortages and provide regional communities with the services they need.

Mr Pasin said the Government has listened to farmers and those within the agricultural industry who are calling for better access to workers.