Mango growers look to seasonal pickers from Vanuatu as COVID-19 produces worker shortage | Landline

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A plane load of workers from COVID-free Vanuatu made headlines when they arrived in the Northern Territory for the mango season. It was controversial because the jobs weren’t going to Australians when unemployment figures were among the worst in decades. Landline’s Kristy O’Brien found most of the workers have been going to the same farm for years. Subscribe: http://ab.co/1svxLVE ABC News provides around the clock coverage of news events as they break in Australia and abroad, including the latest coronavirus pandemic updates. It’s news when you want it, from Australia’s most trusted news organisation. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY Watch more ABC News content ad-free on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: https://ab.co/2lNeBn2 Like ABC News on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Follow ABC News on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au Follow ABC News on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews #ABCNews #ABCNewsAustralia

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