What did the Australian do after raking the leaves?
His mate replies "you were lucky, in Darwin you would have had to pay for it!
A Kiwi, an Englishman, and an Australian walk into a bar. What do Australians put in their pockets that Americans throw away? How many Australian men does it take to change a light bulb?
The barman says, "Is this some kind of bloody joke?
- Union official These labour hire contractors prey upon highly vulnerable young foreigners, many with very limited English, who have come to Australia with dreams of working in a fair country. (to Molly) Did you expect to find this and experience this in Australia? Right now, demand for itinerant workers is at its peak. Grape farmer Tony Natale is filling the day's orders, supplying the big supermarkets. If you think there could be an illegal there and you're gonna all of a sudden lose all your, your force, workforce, you know, you just have to say, "Well, jeez, let me get me crop off at least." CARO MELDRUM-HANNA (to John Katis): And the grapes then, are they being packed by exploited or illegal labour? JOHN KATIS, DEPUTY MAYOR, SWAN HILL RCC: Oh, you can say that. CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: John Katis is the deputy mayor of Swan Hill Rural City Council. CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: The grapes Vivian is picking and packing are going to the popular cut-price supermarket chain ALDI.
They're subjected to brutal working hours, degrading living conditions and the massive underpayment of wages. KERRY O'BRIEN: First-world country, third-world bondage: welcome to Four Corners. For the past six years, he's used a labour hire contractor to source all of his workers. He's watched his town of Robinvale become the vortex of black market labour, overrun by unscrupulous labour hire contractors in full view of the authorities. CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: So who is policing the labour hire contractors? (Vivian shows small sheet of paper with her calculated earnings. CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: Did you think that when you came to Australia, when you're working hard, you would be paid as little as .95 an hour? ALDI and each of our major supermarkets have policies on ethical sourcing, telling us the food we buy isn't tainted by exploitation.
The produce they supply ends up in our major supermarkets and fast food chains. The region produces a massive 70 per cent of Australia's table grapes. you, you, y-you know, you're caught up in a, in a situation where we've got a, you know, a, ah, your season depends on, on that crop. I, I, I think the grower does not get himself involved whether, you know, to find out. CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: What sort of things are going on... One says "A girl I met in Sydney gave me a sexually transmitted disease". " The Kiwi after a great deal of thought, says, "Well, I don't know about related, but it sure would make us even." A Girl In Sydney Two men in a bar.Earlier this year, writing for Motherboard, Daniel Stuckey proclaimed Tinder—the geo-location hook up app that matches users together only after both have approved of each other—to be the end of online dating as we know it.He touted its minimalism and straight-to-the-point approach. Profiles lack the basic information typically provided on other dating sites and apps, leaving users to select a match solely on looks.