Cleaning up the farm
The Discovery Pod: Season 2, Episode 4
Welcome to The Discovery Pod, where we talk to leading experts from the University of Adelaide about solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.
Australia’s farmers are increasingly turning to transient migrant labour to keep their properties running. For the migrants, who earn a visa extension for their efforts, it would seem a fantastic opportunity. But for many, the reality is below-award wages, sexual harassment and sub-standard living conditions.
Our host, Isobel Marshall, is joined by Associate Professor Dr Joanna Howe, a leading expert on the regulation of temporary labour migration, to discuss the complex factors contributing to the problem, and how it can be addressed.