The tough reality of life on our farms for overseas workers

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Are our horticultural industries over-reliant on overseas workers? The Australian fruit and vegetable industries arguably couldn’t exist without young backpackers and Pacific Islanders working on temporary visas, but is there a more sustainable solution to harvesting fruit and vegetables in Australia? Host Chris Russell speaks to CEO of Fresh Select, John Said about the pressure on producers to find labour and to Associate Professor in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School, Diane Van den Broek about the often challenging experiences that these migrant workers, who are dependent on this work for various visas, experience.

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