Resolution to seasonal worker border issue “imminent”
There’s optimism yesterday’s emergency meeting of the nation’s agriculture ministers will get seasonal workers back onto farms along the New South Wales-Victorian border.
It has been more than a week since the New South Wales Government banned seasonal workers from crossing the Murray River.
The decision in the middle of the citrus harvest is estimated to be costing growers $1.7 million dollars a day.
Citrus Australia and the New South Wales DPI have submitted a plan to the state’s health department.
Rural editor Eddie Summerfield spoke with Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud:
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