Seasonal workers from Pacific Island nations have started to arrive in Victoria to help farmers with the harvest.
- Dozens of Pacific Islanders have touched down in Victoria after quarantining in Tasmania
- Some workers have been stuck in Australia since the pandemic began
- The Victorian Nationals Leader says it’s time to start addressing labour shortage issues for next year’s harvest
Fifty workers from the Solomon Islands who arrived in the Sunraysia region this week and will be sent to citrus orchards, grape blocks and vegetable farms for the next six months.
Growers have been battling a dire shortage of pickers due to travel bans.
Helen Bili came to Mildura as part of the seasonal worker program in October 2019 to work for…