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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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Collapse in home building reveals just how much Australia depends on migration

A new report about a collapse in the demand for new housing has driven home just how much the Australian economy relies on migrants.

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Closed borders and dwindling migration spell an uncertain future for Australian horticulture

Solving the horticulture industry's reliance on foreign and undocumented workers will require a lot more than just tightening the borders.

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Exploited, undocumented migrant farm workers fear being caught in next wave

While migrant workers are some of Australia’s most vulnerable, and most essential, they’ve been totally left out of pandemic support packages.

Migrant workers are overworked, intimidated and even killed on Australian farms

Australia's supermarket duopoly sits at the head of a production chain that holds labourers in slave-like conditions, putting them at risk of serious injury or death.

Crikey Worm: big questions for Bill Shorten

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten is facing a huge slide as preferred PM, as well as condemnation over immigration policy. Plus: Nick Kyrgios pulls out of the French Open. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The laws ‘protecting’ migrant workers all but guarantee they will be exploited

And surprise, surprise, the Department of Immigration hasn't made things any easier for them.

Underpayment of migrant workers goes far beyond 7-Eleven: ex-ACCC head

Migrant workers are being exploited in all kinds of businesses, says the new head of the government's new Migrant Worker Taskforce. 7-Eleven was the tip of the iceberg.

The government's hard-line anti-immigration rhetoric focuses on asylum seekers, particularly those arriving by boat, but what about the hundreds of thousands of migrants who come to Australia to work?

Stop the planes? The frustrations of educated, working migrants

The government's hard-line anti-immigration rhetoric focuses on asylum seekers, particularly those arriving by boat, but what about the hundreds of thousands of migrants who come to Australia to work?

An economics and employment expert has lashed out at the government’s construction industry watchdog, saying the body ineffectively regulates migrant worker mistreatment through sham contracting, writes Crikey intern <b>Katie Weiss</b>.

Building industry watchdog slammed over sham contracted migrants

An economics and employment expert has lashed out at the government’s construction industry watchdog, saying the body ineffectively regulates migrant worker mistreatment through sham contracting, writes Crikey intern Katie Weiss.

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