Member for Barker, Tony Pasin has welcomed the signing of a new horticultural labour agreement that will see Riverland growers receive more support to resolve labour shortages.
The new agreement sees horticulture growers having access to a skilled and semi-skilled workforce to assist in producing fruit and vegetables.
Minister for Agriculture Senator Bridgette McKenzie said the new labour agreement is a practical response to the desperate need across regional and rural Australia for greater access to skilled and semi-skilled migrant workers.
Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said “the Government’s first priority is always to fill jobs with Australians, but the immigration system can play an important role in helping to address regional skills gaps and grow local economies”.
The Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement follows the success of labour agreements in other industries such as the dairy as well as the meat and pork industry.
Further details are available on the Department of Home Affairs website.
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