'Stop abuse': Report reveals backpacker exploitation, but issue remains

Bill McClumpha

Bill McClumpha

A NEW report has revealed the serious exploitation facing backpackers in Sunraysia and across the country.

But Victorian Farmers Federation Sunraysia policy spokesman Bill McClumpha said there was a lack of will to solve the ongoing problems within the industry.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has released a report into 417 working holiday visa holders, highlighting concerns about the working conditions of backpackers, particularly during their 88 days’ regional work. 

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