Senate debates

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Questions without Notice

Working Holiday Maker Program

2:45 pm

Photo of David LeyonhjelmDavid Leyonhjelm (NSW, Liberal Democratic Party) Share this | Hansard source

In your backpackers package you propose to require employers—many of them farmers who intend to hire backpackers—to fill out red tape forms and pass a fit and proper person test, requirements which are not imposed on employers who only hire locals. Isn't employing people a noble act that should not be restricted just to people deemed fit and proper?


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