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

Fears plans to slash visa numbers will end with proudce rotting in the fields.

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22nd Jan. 2019 6:01 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

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

A weekly wage of up to $3800 is going begging on QLD farms as a chronic shortage of fruit pickers leaves strawberries and...

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06th Sept. 2020 10:09 AM

Desperate farmers crying out for workers have been thrown a lifeline through a campaign aimed at enticing young workers to...

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04th Dec. 2020 10:12 AM

A SUNSHINE Coast strawberry industry representative wants a rethink of Centrelink benefits to stimulate greater interest in...

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07th Jan. 2016 2:01 PM

LABOUR hire scams could be prevented if a Fair Work Ombudsman was based out of the Wide Bay, a Queensland parliamentary...

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16th June 2016 5:06 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