Visa fix goes local

Member for Mallee Anne Webster on Sunday said officials from the agriculture, immigration, employment, home affairs and foreign affairs departments would meet growers, packers, labour hire contractors and local government representatives in Swan Hill and Mildura on Monday and Tuesday to discuss visa issues for seasonal workers ahead of the picking season.

The meetings come after officials from four government departments met industry and government representatives in Mildura last week during which issues around accommodation were raised along with the need for visas which allow growers access to the workforce they need.

The Guardian

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