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Plans to Curb Labour Shortages

In order to assess the labour requirements across the nation, AUSVEG, a pioneer in Australia’s vegetable and potato growing industry, is conducting studies in order to avoid the problem of labour shortage during the upcoming spring and summer harvests. This need for planning is required because the number of foreign workers has decreased due to […]

2020-07-30

Farming Industry and its Vulnerabilities

According to recent data, the Australian horticultural farming domain employs about three percent of the country’s citizens. However, this field remains one of the most vulnerable ones out of all the professions. Moreover, these injuries are proof of the poor performance and judgment carried out by the agricultural personnel and the safety regulators. Agriculture and […]

2020-07-30

Home Buyer Schemes in Australia

The government of Australia has announced that it is reactivating two buyer major schemes as it welcomes the new financial year. However, there are many questions being raised about these schemes. Under this scheme, COVID 19 affected patients are eligible to retrieve approximately $10,000 more from their superannuation. Moreover, the second round of the First […]

2020-07-28

Chestnut Production in Australia

 Australia is a country that has a wide variety of nuts that are produced and then exported. Out of these nuts, chestnuts are a type that is favoured by the Australian citizens. Moreover, these nuts are produced in the south of Australia. The majority of the production occurs in Victoria. It is important to note […]

2020-07-28

International Trade of Almonds

Australia can be identified as the second-largest producer of almonds. After cultivating these almonds, they are exported in the form of both in-shell and kernels. As of June 2019, Australia has exported over 49,393 tonnes of in-shell nuts. Alongside this, they have also exported approximately 37,058 tonnes of kernel nuts. If the figures are viewed […]

2020-07-28

SWP and the Large Companies

Many claim that Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) is an aid program. However, this assumption is an incorrect one. This misunderstanding can severely affect how sending-country governments located in the Pacific and Australian regions conduct their roles under the SWP. The two schemes, namely SWP and Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) are completely managed by the […]

2020-07-27

Seasonal Workers Banned from Entering Australia

The ongoing, disastrous pandemic has negatively affected a lot of aspects in the world of agriculture. Currently, many overseas seasonal workers have been denied entry into New South Wales (NSW) due to strict border rules and regulations. Moreover, in a statement issued by the Health Minister’s office, it has been announced that labourers from Victoria […]

2020-07-27

Workers in Jobseekers and Jobkeepers Extension

In accordance with the Prime Minister’s statement, delivered on 20th, July 2020, there are some modifications that have been made to the stimulus packages. Firstly, the payment for JobKeeper has now been extended due to the ongoing pandemic. This extension has been elongated till 28, March 2021. Both business and non-profit organization fall under this […]

2020-07-27

Workers in Australia Stuck due to the Pandemic

The workers of Australia have endured a long and stressful season. Not only have they feared for their lives during this pandemic, but they have also faced uncertainty regarding their employment. Many labourers have also not been able to return to their loved ones due to the closure of borders. All in all, the situation […]

2020-07-24

Shortage of Labour during Harvest

A significant challenge for those involved in the Australian agricultural domain is to find a good amount of workers due to the shortage during the months of September 2020 to January 2021. In these months, a high number of labourers are needed in order to harvest the fruits and vegetables that are produced. Moreover, the […]

2020-07-24

Nuts Exports by Destination

Overview/Statistics As the pandemic is claiming lives all around the world, the export of processed nuts has fluctuated in most regions. Though there was a minute dip in a few nations, the exports to most countries have remained stable. If the figures of May 2019 and May 2020 are compared, it can be concluded that […]

2020-07-24

Crops in California and the Growth of Almonds

With a sigh of relief, it has been discovered that the demand and supply for California almonds will be increasing in the next few weeks. Hari Yellina has stated that the volume of the crop is at a record high. Even though the demand for almonds has been sporadic in the past, this demand now […]

2020-07-24