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They were the frontline workers picking food to keep West Australians fed during the pandemic, but now 400-odd migrant workers, mainly from the Pacific Islands, have found themselves jobless, homeless and stranded in Manjimup and its surrounding townships.
As the May picking season drew to a close, the Shire of Manjimup was approved $428,364 from the LotteryWest financial hardship assistance scheme to provide food, shelter, crisis accommodation, transport, gas bottles, firewood, and other emergency relief items.
Relieved backpackers in Manjimup after receiving food donations from Second Bite.
It was the most money granted to a regional council, aside from the Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation (Jamukurnu-Yapalikunu) which got $608,000 to support the disadvantaged and vulnerable across seven Martu communities in the Central Western Desert of the Pilbara and the states Red Cross, with $716,645.
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