OPINION: New trial worth a go on farms
GETTING around Bundaberg I often hear stories about how backpackers are taking the work off locals on farms.
Then I hear stories about how locals don't want farm jobs because they are seasonal and affect their welfare payments.
Now there is no excuse for not getting out and having a go.
Participants in the trial will be able to earn an extra $5000 each year from seasonal work without affecting income support payments.
It is a great idea and one the unemployed need to have a crack at.
The extra money would come in handy but the best thing is the confidence and self-worth the unemployed would get out of the work.
And it might lead to a full-time job.