Greens target slave driving farmers

The Seasonal Workers Program (SWP) and Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) are widely regarded as being the best regulated farm visa programs. Yet these too were recently exposed for “modern slavery” when a a class action was lodged against labour hire firms on behalf of Pacific Island workers amid a “pandemic of worker abuse”.

According to Stewart Levitt of law firm Levitt Robinson:

“There is literally a race to the bottom, intensified by the ramping up of the SWP by the federal government”…

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