Want more Australians to pick fruit? Try paying them Australian wages

The Australian Workers’ Union says the proposal for a ‘Gap Year at Home’ program is a distraction from the main issue keeping unemployed Australians from working on farms: rampant law breaking by employers.

The parliamentary committee on migration has recommended consideration of a ‘Gap Year at Home’ program that would encourage school and university graduates to spend time doing agricultural and horticultural work.

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