Call to revive old Federal programs to encourage seasonal workers

Andrew Miller
By Andrew Miller
August 20 2020 - 11:00pm
NO ANSWER: Conscripting the unemployed to pick fruit or vegetables is not the answer, according to horticulture industry leaders.

Cold water has been poured on calls to "conscript" young people, living with their parents and currently on JobSeeker, to work on farms.

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Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Journalist

I'm a general reporter with Stock & Land, with a special interest in irrigation issues. I completed my cadetship, with the Age, in 1980. Over my career, I've worked for ABC radio news (Mt Isa, Qld) and at provincial and suburban newspapers.

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