fruit picking

Seasonal workers to give economy ‘strawesome’ boost

premium_icon Seasonal workers to give economy ‘strawesome’ boost

Strawberry season has arrived for the Sunshine Coast as up to 10,000 pickers and...

Berries could wither as COVID restrictions bite

premium_icon Berries could wither as COVID restrictions bite

Will there be enough pickers to harvest the lucrative crop?

2500 Territory jobs on offer as fruit picking season looms

premium_icon 2500 Territory jobs on offer as fruit picking season looms

Minister encourages recently unemployed to consider agriculture work

Police reveal new theory behind man’s disappearance

premium_icon Police reveal new theory behind man’s disappearance

Police reveal a new likely scenario behind man's disappearance.

Sex acts expected of backpackers in return for low wage

premium_icon Sex acts expected of backpackers in return for low wage

Backpackers were expected to perform sexual favours for work: Union.

Bludgers told: Pick fruit or lose handout

premium_icon Bludgers told: Pick fruit or lose handout

DOLE bludgers face penalties if they refuse to take jobs at farms.

Backpacker dubs Woolgoolga farm 'modern day slavery'

Backpacker dubs Woolgoolga farm 'modern day slavery'

English backpacker makes shocking claims about a Woolgoolga farm.

Fair Work Ombudsman issues blueberry industry survey

Fair Work Ombudsman issues blueberry industry survey

Fair Work Ombudsman collects information NSW blueberry industry

MP says overseas workers vital

MP says overseas workers vital

MP says backpackers are essential for the fruit picking industry

Pickers not under threat from robots

Pickers not under threat from robots

Robotic pickers a future threat to fruit and vegetable farm jobs

Backpackers coerced into sexual favours by farm employers

Backpackers coerced into sexual favours by farm employers

Backpackers coerced into sexual favours by farm employers

Palmview’s Strawberry Fields forever busy

Palmview’s Strawberry Fields forever busy

Berry fields forever busy

Inquiries into 417 visas to be expanded

Inquiries into 417 visas to be expanded

Inquiries into 417 visas expanded

Australian dream a nightmare for many labour hire employees

Australian dream a nightmare for many labour hire employees

Australian dream a nightmare for many labour hire employees

Onion pickers left in tears over stolen wages

Onion pickers left in tears over stolen wages

More than 60 Asian workers are owed close to a combined $200,000

Complaints received from underpaid fruit pickers

Complaints received from underpaid fruit pickers

Young foreigners are ‘vulnerable’

Backpackers continue the picking trend

Backpackers continue the picking trend

Korean and Taiwanese backpackers bolster picking armies