Link: “Pacific nationals working on Queensland farms claim they are barely making enough money to survive”

Original post found at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-01/pacific-worker-slaves-bundaberg/100793780

I feel like the ABC was grossly understating this issue with the headline they gave it on their front page: “Pacific workers in Queensland call for reforms to seasonal worker program”. Then you read what’s actually going on, and the words of pastoral carer Geoffrey Smith seem to sum it up pretty well:

I’m suggesting blackbirding has never finished and I’m also suggesting slavery hasn’t finished either.

Ask me again why I have no patience for the whinging of agricultural employers (“farmers”)!

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