First Nations people as Harvest Workers run through

Mar 13, 2016, 09:09 AM

Warringari Aboriginal Corporation CEO Desmond Hill said indigenous people were willing to work on farms but jobs had to be ongoing and well paid.

"People are interested and are willing to look at working on farms … but it has to be 12 months of the year, not just seasonal," he said."

The seasonality of harvest work was also flagged by Miriuwung Gajerrong Corporation CEO Neil Fong.

"If they leave State housing and go into transitional housing then the season stops, they're then having to be forced to look for housing again," Mr Fong said.

"So there are other social issues rather than just saying that jobs are available for short term or select periods of time."