Labour force survey

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Author: Valle, Haydn; Millist, Niki; Galeano, David


[Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences] ABARES surveyed 600 vegetable, horticulture and cotton farmers in 2015-16 to investigate their use of hired labour, recent recruitment experiences and expected future requirements for labour. The survey was conducted before the Government brought in changes to the tax rate applied to working holiday makers (the so called 'backpacker tax'). This survey did not seek to determine farmers' expected labour force responses or losses from changes to the tax. Instead, it focused on understanding the current farm workforce....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Industry; Labour market; Employment

Keywords: Survey; Labour demand; Recruitment; Wage; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, 2017

Physical description: 18 p. (report) + 1 Excel document

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ISBN: 9781743233405

ISSN: 1477-8358

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 138.732

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