Farm lobby slams Sydney Uni research showing less need for migrants

Australia’s agricultural lobby has slammed a report by Sydney University claiming there is less need for migrants to work on farms:

Sydney University researchers found demand for full-time and part-time work in agriculture had steadily declined since the early 2000s, with mechanisation a key factor.

The Journal of Australian Political Economy cites Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences data noting employment in the sector had declined from a 2001-02 peak of 440,000 to below 340,000 employees in the 2017-18 financial year…

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