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1500 Australians registered for farm work — not one of them got a job

A recruitment company set up at the start of the pandemic to find Australians work on farms has found it 'impossible' to get locals jobs, despite the industry crying out for boots on the ground.

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Bumper harvest coming but can agriculture save the Australian economy?

The drought has broken in parts of Australia, but the recovery of farming won't necessarily save us from a recession

Well that checks out

Good morning, early birds. Police, cleaners, and medical staff working at Melbourne’s "hot" COVID-19 hotels reportedly contracted the virus after the original quarantine scheme was shut down, and Scott Morrison will offer visa extensions and financial incentives to encourage people to pick fruit. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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As farms run out of fruit and veg pickers, soaring prices and shortages loom

Migrant workers are the backbone of the industry but the pandemic has put paid to them coming into the country.

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Food insecurity: could Australia really be set to run out of food?

While debate around Australia's food security continues to rage, one thing is clear: water policy and food security are inextricably linked.

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The minister doth protest too much: China threatens to strike back against Australia’s own protectionism

The Chinese regime is threatening to use anti-dumping laws against Australia. We've been doing the same thing to them for years.

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Agriculture is our big productivity success story. So why aren’t we celebrating?

Australian agriculture is our productivity success story. But the reaction to it suggests maybe we don't want productivity quite as much as we say we do.

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Nationals’ climate hysteria exposes party’s fundamental flaw

The National Party has failed to move with its own base in accepting the need for climate action — because it simply can't.

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Another damaging drought package passes with no scrutiny

The profound flaws of giving handouts to drought-stricken farmers are well known. But little scrutiny is applied to the government's drought packages.

Farmers expose the pointless unreality of drought politicking

While the government squabbles over who gets the credit for handouts to farmers, farmers themselves are calling for an end to ad hoc policy that discourages preparedness for drought.

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