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

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

A young Cassowary Coast man who was one of three men who took fruit from a Silkwood property in 2019 has been fined.

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12th Feb. 2020 10:02 AM

A possible sighting of missing man Milan Lemic picking mangoes has prompted police to suspend a 10-day search using drones...

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30th Dec. 2019 6:12 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

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

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22nd Jan. 2019 6:01 AM

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