June 2018 | Who are Australia's seasonal workers?

Date: 18 June 2018

Source: SBS

Programs to encourage temporary workers to come to Australia can help both the worker and the country’s regional labour shortage. But following several deaths, questions have been raised over whether this migrant workforce is being exploited.

Where do seasonal workers come from? 

Australia has special visa categories to bring in temporary workers for seasonal work, especially on farms and in some tourism operations where there is not enough local labour to meet demand at peak times.