With fruit and vegetable crops on the road, Liberal MP Julian Leeser says the Coalition has proposed a HECS low cost for Australian college students who work within the recent produce business in a bid to assist struggling farmers.
The agriculture business depends on backpackers who be a part of the fruit-picking workforce at an estimated value of $13 billion.
Mr Leeser stated “150,000 working holidaymakers and international backpackers at first of the 12 months has dropped to roughly 70,000 because of the coronavirus”.
He inspired Aussie college students who have been planning on taking a spot 12 months and touring overseas to search for work in regional Australia saying, “too usually Australians see Berlin earlier than they see Bundaberg”.
“One of many issues that we learn about Australia as a vacation spot for people who find themselves doing working holidaymaker kind work, is that we’re the most well-liked vacation spot in all the OECD.
“I believe that it’s vital that Australians who dwell within the cities have an understanding of what life is like within the nation and have a greater understanding of agriculture,” he stated.
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