Push for “flexible quarantine” of farm slaves as Aussies lay stranded

19 months on from the pandemic and there are still around 40,000 Australians stuck overseas and unable to return home due to: 1) prohibitive arrivals caps and quarantine limits; and 2) extortionately expensive airfares and quarantine costs.

Rather than developing solutions to bring stranded Australians home, our politicians are more interested in importing cheap migrant workers for farmers:

International Development Minister Zed Seselja… will on Tuesday announce overhauls of the Pacific Labour Scheme and Seasonal Worker Program, broadening access to workers and removing barriers for farmers and businesses…

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