Ag labour crisis to ease as backpackers return

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
November 23 2021 - 9:00pm
UPDATE: International borders will reopen to eligible visa holders from December 1, including skilled migrants and working holiday makers.

Agriculture's labour shortage will begin to ease over the coming months, with vaccinated backpackers allowed into the country and changes to streamline the Pacific seasonal labour scheme.


Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

National Rural Affairs reporter

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