Outrage as 'flick of a pen' cuts backpacker workforce for farmers

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
Updated July 1 2021 - 10:55pm, first published 8:30pm
Outrage as 'flick of a pen' cuts backpacker workforce for farmers

FARMING groups are outraged the "flick of a pen" has drastically reduced the seasonal workforce in northern and remote Australia, after the working holiday visa rules were changed "without consultation".

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Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

National Rural Affairs reporter

National Rural Affairs reporter, focusing on rural politics and issues. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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