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Farmers fear worker shortage due to COVID-19 restrictions despite rising unemployment – ABC News

Even with unemployment on the rise, short-term farm work is not feasible for many Australians. With a labour shortage looming, the Federal Government is looking further afield for a solution.



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The Federal Government says short-term farm work is impractical for unemployed Australians, so it is seeking international solutions amid COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Key points:

  • Farmers warned of severe labour shortages in coming months due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • Agriculture Minister says unemployed Australians aren’t a practical replacement for foreign workers
  • Australia’s unemployment is set to reach 10 per cent

The farm lobby group National Farmers Fede…

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