Opinion

Why is fruit picking the latest front in the culture wars?

Jenna Price
By Jenna Price
Updated July 1 2021 - 3:40pm, first published November 19 2020 - 5:30pm
It's an idyllic scene - but backpackers and international students picking fruit in Australia often find themselves working under less-than-idyllic conditions. Picture: Shutterstock

About now, thousands of young Australian school-leavers should be going on a gap year. Instead, they are stuck at home with nowhere to go.

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Jenna Price

Jenna Price is a Canberra Times columnist and a visiting fellow at the Australian National University.

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