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

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.

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

04 Apr 2021 07:55pm
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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