Harvest job in Australia

Have wages gone up since last year? I was only getting $25 an hour for spraying and sowing last year near Walgett.

I was getting $45 + GST ( VAT ) using my own ute & tools, for running a cotton stripper 2 years ago, west of Moree, but I DID do $1million worth of contracting in 4 months . . .

grain harvest wages have been $30 + for quite a while now. Does depend a bit on location, employer & experience, & wether accomodation, food etc is included
 

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
A group of this years Ag science graduates from Newcastle Uni recently all applied to go for harvest. The annual rite of passage. None could get Visas. Shame.
Australia had a golden opportunity to Vax while cases were low. Stupid, missed opportunity.
Folk only get vaxxed when covid is tapping them on the shoulder
 

Brisel

Member
NFFN Member
Location
North Yorkshire
ScoMo has raised the drawbridge to Castle Australasia and the media have stoked up disinformation about the vaccines. He didn’t order enough jabs either. I can’t see them welcoming foreigners en masse anytime soon.

What do our Antipodean brethren think?
 

Yale

Member
Livestock Farmer
ScoMo has raised the drawbridge to Castle Australasia and the media have stoked up disinformation about the vaccines. He didn’t order enough jabs either. I can’t see them welcoming foreigners en masse anytime soon.

What do our Antipodean brethren think?
Think it’s a bit late…..Delta is there and moving fast!

 

kiwi pom

Member
Location
canterbury NZ
The travel bubble with NZ has been canned now too.
I think Kiwi's can still go there but need a 2 week stay in prison, sorry quarantine, when they get back and that's almost impossible to book at the moment. So going over there for a temp job isn't as attractive as you could be stuck there.
 

Doc

Member
You can’t contain a virus ( highly contagious but of low/moderate virulence) in a global world, unless you isolate yourself from that world completely and indefinitely. A level epidemiology. The original point of lockdowns etc was to slow spread to avoid overwhelming the health system with the particularly susceptible. No one sensible thought you would ever stop it other than through threshold immunity. The UK strategy by either good luck or good management, or, a bit of both has shown to be the best approach. Of course it may mutate but so do all viruses and they generally attenuate for self preservation rather than increase in viru
 
ScoMo has raised the drawbridge to Castle Australasia and the media have stoked up disinformation about the vaccines. He didn’t order enough jabs either. I can’t see them welcoming foreigners en masse anytime soon.

What do our Antipodean brethren think?

Exactly the same in nz!!
The current govt doesn’t understand/believe in seasonal labour/jobs
 

Brisel

Member
NFFN Member
Location
North Yorkshire
Exactly the same in nz!!
The current govt doesn’t understand/believe in seasonal labour/jobs

Remind me what % of NZ GDP comes from agriculture and tourism please? It’s the trade off between keeping the population safe and damaging the economy. Over here where we had barely restricted international travellers, the virus has run riot but at least we are heading for herd immunity via laissez faire bio security.
 
That has been the biggest mistake. Had so much time to get the population immunised and failed, such a lost opportunity.
Everyone is quick to forget that something like a million doses were diverted to Papua New Guinea to try to avert a humanitarian crisis. As it is they have one of the highest per capita rates of the rona.
Unlike the US (and Europeans) who stockpiled enough to do their entire population multiple times over, The Australian government, because of the fortunate geographical position we are in ,and EARLY border closures, were able to help out an impoverished neighbor that we are responsible for.
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
Everyone is quick to forget that something like a million doses were diverted to Papua New Guinea to try to avert a humanitarian crisis. As it is they have one of the highest per capita rates of the rona.
Unlike the US (and Europeans) who stockpiled enough to do their entire population multiple times over, The Australian government, because of the fortunate geographical position we are in ,and EARLY border closures, were able to help out an impoverished neighbor that we are responsible for.
Vaccinations are pretty much the only thing we have done well at. We didn't close our borders, we didn't quarantine arrivals and worst of the lot the NHS knowingly sent positive cases into care homes.
Everyone is out clapping the NHS while they're busy killing our grandparents.
 

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