Up to 100,000 undocumented farm workers would be given a pass to stay in Australia under recommendations made to the Morrison government.
A major report into Australia’s agricultural labour crisis has called for sweeping changes to fix the shortage and exploitation of workers in the sector.
The government-commissioned agricultural workforce strategy was released on Friday after more than a year of development.
The committee described the coronavirus pandemic as a unique chance to design a one-off program allowing undocumented people to stay.
“It is a potentially dangerous situation for the Australian public to have 60,000 to 100,000 overseas workers avoiding contact with clinics and hospitals,” the report says.
Last week, Nationals…