Shearing industry forced to defend its use of New Zealand workers

Joely Mitchell
By Joely Mitchell
September 15 2020 - 8:00pm
The shearing industry is being forced to defend its use of New Zealand shearers, amid calls seasonal workers are robbing young Australians of a chance to take up the trade.

The Australian Workers' Union says the federal government's decision to allow short-term visas for New Zealand shearers will rob young Australians of the chance to take up the trade during COVID-19.

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Joely Mitchell

Joely Mitchell

National sheep and wool writer and rural property writer

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