Australia Opens Gate for Asean Ag Workers

Historic agreement ends decades of closed doors to Asean laborers

By: Murray Hunter

To the surprise of many, the Australian government has announced it intends to soon create a seasonal farm work visa for Asean workers in an attempt to stem chronic agricultural labor shortages.

The Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the new visa was the result of negotiations with the UK, which agreed UK backpackers would …

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