Australia's strict COVID-19 border controls lead to manpower shortage for farmers | Video

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Australia's strict COVID-19 border controls lead to manpower shortage for farmers | Video

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Australia imposed one of the strictest border-control regimes in the world in a bid to crush COVID-19, but that success is causing a manpower shortage for farmers. International backpacking tourists, who account for 80 per cent of the workforce harvesting fresh produce, have left in droves since the pandemic began, and that is causing millions of dollars in losses. Danielle Robertson reports.

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