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A year in the bush

A year in the bush

Year 12 students

A parliamentary committee has suggested a campaign encouraging year 12 students and university graduates to take a gap year, in the bush.

Due to the pandemic they want young Australians to spend a year working on a farm - as international backpackers are unable to work.

Harvest workers and farm hands are needed.. across the south-west with a host of jobs advertised on gumtree.

Committee chair on migration Julian Lesser, speaking on 3AW says farmers are reliant on them.

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"These are jobs that Australia's haven't done traditionally and what we're really saying is we've got to look creatively at how we get people out there because usually we rely on German backpackers and Canadian backpackers and British backpackers, backpackers from 44 different countries."

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