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There ought to be a moratorium on retiree earnings

Right now, farmers can't get workers to pick fruit and vegetables. Many able-bodied retirees could do this work, but won't because of penalties. Those on a pension can earn up to $300 per fortnight. Earnings above that are included in the income test. Wouldn't it be an idea to triple the 'work bonus' ($900 per fortnight) over the coming months to attract those capable of working to the food belts and help the economy?

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Do these Fruit Farmers have a good profit?

Husband and I are comparing this situation with the Milk Industry and those farmers don't get a profit in some cases!

They are driven out of business, is this applying to all Australia's Farmers and Agricutural Industries.

https://www.payscale.com/research/AU/Job=Packer/Hourly_Rate

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Fruit pickers do not get much for the hard work and hours they work

 

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=hourly+rate+for+ftuit+pickers+in+Aust

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