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NFF appeals to Federal Government to bring back backpackers, Working Holiday Maker program

Posted on: October 22nd, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Farmers and tourism operators have written to the Federal Government pleading for backpackers to be allowed into Australia to harvest crops, care for children and travel. Key points: A report [...] read more...

Underpaid international students struggle with cost of living as COVID-19 prevents travel home

Posted on: September 8th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Nav Mittal says prospective Indian university students are sold an unrealistic dream about moving to Australia. Key points: International students say COVID-19 has exacerbated the chronic issue of underpaymentSome students [...] read more...

Australians urged to backpack in their own backyards and stop fruit going to rot

Posted on: September 8th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

A Queensland strawberry grower is calling on Australians to “pick for their country” in a bid to stop fruit going to rot amid the labour shortage. Key points: The horticulture [...] read more...

The cost of fruit and vegetables is set to soar by SIXTY per cent

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Australian farmers will be missing around 71,000 seasonal workers  this yearThe slump will have an enormous impact on fresh produce, driving up prices Farmers have pleaded with authorities to introduce a [...] read more...

Backpackers to pick fruit, mind children under pilot proposal by farm and tourism groups

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers prepared to pick fruit or work as au pairs could become the exception to Australia’s inbound travel ban under a pilot proposal by farm and tourism groups. Key points: [...] read more...