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Backpacker tax causes shortage of fruit pickers
Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:03pm
 
Increasing taxes tends to discourage participation, we increased taxes on smokes and pre mixed alcoholic drinks to reduce consumption yet the dopey dim witted leftists think increasing taxes in a good thing.

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Fruit picking season in full swing but southern states struggle to find labour


The fruit picking season is well underway, but growers have been left short-handed and wondering where all the casual labour has gone.
Fruit growers in Victoria could have a shortfall of up to 3000 seasonal workers to pick their fruit.
Mike Crisera from Fruit Growers Victoria said the situation was a cause for concern.

Tonnes of fruit left to rot
In Tasmania, one berry farm has contacted Fruit Growers Tasmania looking for more labour after they had to leave hundreds of tonnes of fruit to rot on the ground because there were not enough pickers available.
Phil Pike, business development manager for Fruit Growers Tasmania, said the farmer was not alone.
"That's a challenge that we're hearing from across the state," Mr Pike said.

Backpacker tax an issue
"Certainly the backpacker tax and the reputational damage that that debacle did was forecast by us (and) by senior growers," Mr Pike said.
The tax was introduced by the Federal Government at the beginning of last year and taxes workers on working holiday visas 15 per cent on earnings above $37,000.

"When those second year visa-holders left, which was at the end of 2017, would the numbers of first-year visa holders for 2018-2019 be there? At this stage they aren't."

Mr Jennings was the strawberry grower from Cygnet who lost hundreds of tonnes of berries due to the shortage.
"There's just nowhere near enough people to go around at the moment," Mr Jennings said.
"We started picking mid-October. I would say the past eight weeks we would have been roughly about 80 people each day short of what we needed."
Despite advertising this week on the Tasmanian Agriculture Jobs website for extra pickers he said the response was nowhere near what would be needed to get the crop off.

"At this stage, it's possibly too late for us. In November and early December we would have lost about 300 tonnes of fruit just left to rot," he said

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-12/fruit-pickers-in-short-supply/9320256?smid...



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Reply #1 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 3:07pm
 
Good............. self-inflicted injury....
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Reply #2 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 4:24pm
 
But....But I am sure there are plenty of poor disadvantaged, out of work, Australians who would jump at the chance.
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lee wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 4:24pm:
But....But I am sure there are plenty of poor disadvantaged, out of work, Australians who would jump at the chance.


Pay them properly and I'm sure they would jump at it
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Leftwinger wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 4:59pm:
Pay them properly and I'm sure they would jump at it



So the same rate of pay and less tax doesn't do it for them? Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

What do you want to pay them as diesel mechanics?
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Reply #5 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 5:04pm
 
Gee what an opportunity for the dole bludgers to get some self respect.
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"Harvest work / Fruit picking:
This kind of work is normally paid on a piece rate, therefore hard work and long hours can see you earning $800-$1000 per week. Take a laid back approach and you will earn around $400-$600."

https://www.travellers.com.au/work-in-oz/pay-rates/
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Reply #7 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 5:06pm
 
Coalition introduced this tax. Guess that's why juliar is going attack crazy right from the start.
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stunspore wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 5:06pm:
Coalition introduced this tax. Guess that's why juliar is going attack crazy right from the start.


I was hoping nobody reminded them of that so we could dick with them for awhile  Smiley
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Reply #9 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 5:20pm
 
Gosh I am following the attention seeking LW.

Wonder if the unions will try to sign up the fruit pickers ?

Did U know that the huge amounts of the highly toxic dangerous to life on Earth carbon dioxide is making the pine apples grow so fast that there are too many of them to process ?

Wonder how many slip thru the backpacker tax thing ?

Are the backpackers coming on leaky boats and slipping into and out of Australia ?

The report is of course highly suspect as it is from the ABC Socialist Propaganda Station known to lie and deny.

On 2GB they said there was such a huge crop of pine apples that the processing plant could not cope - so it wasn't for lack of pickers.
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Reply #10 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 5:21pm
 
Leftwinger wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 5:08pm:
stunspore wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 5:06pm:
Coalition introduced this tax. Guess that's why juliar is going attack crazy right from the start.


I was hoping nobody reminded them of that so we could dick with them for awhile  Smiley


But Labor and the unions should be in agreeance with that. They don't want the backpackers working, let alone picking fruit.

"Stop giving local jobs to backpackers and foreign workers: says Ged Kearney of ACTU"

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/stop-giving-local-jobs-to-...

So taxing the backpackers at a higher rate should be encouraging the locals. But that doesn't seem to be happening.

So really you are only dicking with yourself. Not that that is unusual.
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Labor supported a backpacker tax.

"But a Labor amendment to drop the tax rate to 10.5 per cent was supported by the Greens, and crossbenchers including Derryn Hinch, Jacqui Lambie and David Leyonhjelm."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-30/labor-moves-amendment-to-reduce-backpacker...
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Reply #12 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 5:32pm
 
Leftwinger wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 4:59pm:
Pay them properly and I'm sure they would jump at it


But society will then not buy that fruit as it will be too expensive.

Like the car industry.  Australian cars were too expensive, so Australian people bought overseas.

The steel fabrication in industry the same.

In fact every industry.  People living in the cities scream about tariffs designed to protect Australian jobs, but then they refuse to pay the prices to get things produced in Australia.  They prefer to buy overseas made goods by people who work under such conditions that sometimes suicide is considered an better alternative.


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Reply #13 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 5:32pm
 
Lefties are not known for knowing.  And LW embarrasses himself AGAIN!!!!

Now how about a bit of what the Lefties HATE - TRUTH.




Golden Circle accused of ‘abusing the situation’ as tonnes of pineapples go to waste
1 HOUR AGO MICHAEL MCLAREN

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Minister for Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan, calls on consumers to vote with their wallet and back Australian pineapple farmers.

His comments come after tens of thousands of pineapples were left to rot when a Golden Circle cannery failed to accommodate for a plentiful crop.

Senator Canavan tells Michael McLaren the Golden Circle cannery should be backing Australian farmers.

“I think Heinz is increasingly trying to put imported product into their cans because it’s cheap and that concerns me.

“The [Australian pineapple] industry won’t necessarily be able to supply all of their needs throughout the year.

“It’s understandable they use some imported product but I think they’ve been abusing the situation.”

Senator Canavan says Australian consumers can hold producers to account by backing Australian-made products.

“Vote with your wallet. Vote to support those companies that produce Australian food and back Australian farmers.”


Click PLAY below for the full interview

https://omny.fm/shows/ben-fordham-full-show/golden-circle-accused-of-abusing-the...



https://www.2gb.com/golden-circle-accused-of-abusing-the-situation-as-tonnes-of-...
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Reply #14 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 5:38pm
 
Sounds like the inarticulate uninformed Lefties who couldn't argue their way out of a paper bag have dug themselves into a hole again.

The Chinese want the unions to make fruit so expensive to pick the fruit growers will go broke and then the Chinese will come in and buy up the fruit growing farms and employ ONLY Chinese workers.
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