Concern as Australia looks to Asian farm labour with new visa scheme

On SBS News Stephen Howes questions the need to look outside the Pacific for seasonal workers.

“While there is a shortage obviously this year, it’s ridiculous to suggest that the best way to address that shortage is to create a completely new visa, negotiate new agreements with a whole new set of countries and get workers in,” he says.

“It’s obviously problematic to have two visas for two different sets of countries to do the same work.”

21 November 2021

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