Indonesian Audi Melsom has documented his experience of working on farms in Australia on YouTube. Photo: Audi Melsom
Indonesian Audi Melsom has documented his experience of working on farms in Australia on YouTube. Photo: Audi Melsom
Australia

Australia lures Asians to farm labour with new agriculture visa and path to permanent residency

  • A new agriculture visa aimed at plugging a labour shortage will allow migrant farm workers into Australia for three years and in some cases beyond
  • It is targeted primarily at Asians, but advocate groups warn it could fuel exploitation and may be partly motivated by perceptions that this group is ‘easier to control and cheaper’

Indonesian Audi Melsom has documented his experience of working on farms in Australia on YouTube. Photo: Audi Melsom
Indonesian Audi Melsom has documented his experience of working on farms in Australia on YouTube. Photo: Audi Melsom
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