HOPES are high that an overseas work force of fruit pickers will come to the rescue of Top End mango farmers for the coming...

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04th Aug. 2020 10:08 AM

Strawberry season has arrived for the Sunshine Coast as up to 10,000 pickers and packers fill farms for the coming few...

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23rd May 2020 1:05 PM

Chief Minister Michael Gunner is encouraging people who have recently lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis to...

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26th March 2020 1:03 PM

Eight female backpackers on working holiday visas were trapped in debt bondage to a farm boss who traded sex for work to...

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04th Dec. 2019 9:12 PM

DOLE bludgers who refuse to take jobs at farms will have Centrelink payments slashed as part of a push to help Aussie...

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13th Oct. 2018 3:10 AM

OVERSEAS workers and backpackers are essential to the fruit-picking industry, the Member for Page Kevin Hogan has told a...

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22nd Feb. 2016 4:02 AM

THE Sunshine Coast is set for its annual red-berry boon with backpackers settling in for the strawberry picking season.

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30th May 2015 6:05 AM

WITH another fruit picking season in Australia have come the usual reports of “dodgy” labour hire contractors operating in...

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18th Feb. 2015 8:02 AM

MORE than 60 Asian workers who are owed close to a combined $200,000 are crying out for help after their contractor...

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17th Dec. 2013 5:12 AM

KOREAN and Taiwanese backpackers made up the vast majority of international tourists working on south-west Queensland farms...

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03rd Nov. 2012 11:11 AM