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- Australian Opposition against seasonal workers scheme
- Cavanagh, Michael; Robb, Andrew; Maclellan, Nic
- When Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd heads to the Pacific Forum later this month in Niue it is widely anticipated he will announce a pilot seasonal workers scheme. It is part of a promise Mr Rudd made during last years election campaign as farmers in particular complained they were unable to find enough people willing to take on seasonal work. However only days before the scheme is to be unveilled the conservative opposition is indicating it will not back it until there has been proper debate.
- Publication type
- Media interview
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Institute for Social Research
- 'Pacific Beat - On the Mat', presented by Michael Cavanagh, 07 August 2008
- Publication year
- Australia; Case studies; Fruit picking; Government policy; Horticulture industry; Labour schemes; Labour shortages; Migrant labour; New Zealand; NZ; Pacific Island nations; Pacific Islanders; Recruitment; Rudd, Kevin, 1957-; Seasonal employment; Seasonal workers programs; Skill shortages; Social welfare
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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- Copyright © 2008 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
- Additional information
- Podcast of an interview that aired on the ABC Radio Australia program 'Pacific Beat - On the Mat' on 07 August 2008. Presenter: Michael Cavanagh.