Foreign workers turn to farm jobs in south-west Victoria as COVID-19 hits hospitality, tourism

Jackson Graham
By Jackson Graham
April 6 2020 - 1:00am
CHANGE OF JOB: French chef Fabien Duboeuf is working as a farm hand in Koroit. The Melbourne-based restaurant he worked at closed due to the coronavirus fallout.

South-west Victorian farms are being inundated with requests for jobs from backpacker workers, in a change of fortune after longstanding labour shortages.

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Jackson Graham

Jackson Graham

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Jackson is a reporter for The Standard.

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