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Father Of Four Leaves For Australia To Fulfil Family Goals

He wants to build a house in their village in Naviago and also continue sending their children to school
07 Jan 2021 10:21
Father Of Four Leaves For Australia To Fulfil Family Goals
Eneri Ratudradra and his wife, Repeka.

Eneri Ratudradra will no doubt miss his family.

But for the next three years, this father of four is hopeful that the goals and plans he and his wife set out for their children will be fulfilled.

Mr Ratudradra was among 182 Fijian seasonal workers who left for Australia yesterday to work under the Pacific Labour Scheme.

This is single largest cohort of workers from any Pacific country to date, which recognises the special relationship between Australia and Fiji, the Australian High Commission in a statement said.

The workers will take up positions in the agriculture industry across New South Wales.

182 Fijians departed the Nadi International Airport for Australia to start work under the Pacific Labour Scheme. Photo: Australian High Commission Suva

182 Fijians departed the Nadi International Airport for Australia to start work under the Pacific Labour Scheme. Photo: Australian High Commission Suva

The Ratudradra family from Lovu Seaside, Nadi, was among the crowd of families and friends who bade farewell to their loved ones at the Nadi International Airport yesterday.

Mr Ratudradra’s wife, Repeka said they want to build a house in their village in Naviago and also continue sending their children to school.

Their eldest is nine years old and their youngest is three.

“I was a hotel worker and was laid off. My husband lost his job after being terminated from Water Autority of Fiji,” she said.

“We both agreed on this seasonal job opportunity.

182 Fijians departed the Nadi International Airport for Australia to start work under the Pacific Labour Scheme. Photo: Australian High Commission Suva

182 Fijians departed the Nadi International Airport for Australia to start work under the Pacific Labour Scheme. Photo: Australian High Commission Suva

“Even though my children will miss their dad, we have set our goals for what we need to achieve from the income he receives.”

The group is in addition to the 172 Fijians who departed on November 25, 2020 under the same scheme.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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