Senator raises backpacker exploitation fears

FEDERAL Deputy Opposition Leader in the Senate Kristina Keneally says she has "significant concerns" that changes to Australia's visa system will open backpackers up to exploitation in the country's horticultural sector.

The New South Wales Senator told Federal Parliament this week that while Member for Mallee Anne Webster had described labour shortage this harvest as a crisis, relying on an increasing number of backpacker visas would not solve the issue.

Sunraysia Daily

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