2016 | Fruits of their labour

Date: 2016

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Among the nectarines you buy at your supermarket this summer are those that have probably been brought to you by black market labour. Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker investigate the rotten truth behind our fruit.

As our car hurtles up the Murray Valley Highway, past small towns and empty pubs, the mood is tense. In the back seat is Mohammad Rowi, a quietly spoken Malaysian who has been ordered by the immigration department to leave Australia by midnight.