Farmers groups plead their case for job satisfaction for working on the land

NSW Farmers urges Australians looking for work to give farm work a go, particularly now the Australian Government has made relocation incentives more flexible.  Under the new banner of AgMove, Australians could be eligible for up to $2,000 in relocation assistance when they complete just 40 hours of agricultural work over a two-week period, reduced […]

AUSVEG says it supports AgMove but believes growers need worker assurances

The peak industry body for the Australian vegetable industry, AUSVEG has welcomed the Government’s changes to the Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program to allow for flexibility to encourage short-term agricultural work. But warns growers will be left behind if they cannot get more workers on farms. The announcement, labelled AgMove, will support […]

Take Up a Job program sets aside $17.4 million to attract farm workers

In an effort to ensure our agriculture sector has access to the labour force it needs over the coming months, the Government has made changes to the existing Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program with $17.4 million provided in relocation support to attract farm workers. The funding will provide financial support to job […]