Apparently Australia is about to embark on a programme of inviting workers from various Pacific Island countries to come here as guestworkers to pick fruit and do various other farm related labour which Australians refuse to do.
How can this be when we have thousands of people pulling the dole and doing nothing?
If this scheme comes to fruition, the people will be (rightfully) paid the same rate as Australian workers but will enjoy several additional benefits as an incentive to come. We will pay for their airfares and accommodation.
Shouldn't Australians who have been on unemployment benefits for, say, more than six months be expected to do this work before we import Pacific Islanders?