Solomons seek more places in Aus seasonal worker scheme

3:19 pm on 1 June 2015

The Solomon Islands Foreign Minister, Milner Tozaka, wants more workers accepted into the Australian seasonal worker scheme.

During a trip to Canberra, Mr Tozaka told his counterpart, Julie Bishop, that since the inclusion of Solomon Islands in the scheme in 2012, it has faced problems other Pacific countries haven't.

He told Ms Bishop he wanted more places for Solomon Islanders in the horticulture sector and also wanted places opened up for workers in the hospitality, tourism and semi-skilled trade areas.

Julie Bishop.

Julie Bishop. Photo: AAP / ALAN PORRITT