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Fair Work Australia audit farmer for backpacker abuse

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    A man owned a small farm in Australia.

    The Fair Work Australia Office claimed he was not paying proper wages to

    his staff and sent a representative out to interview him.

    “I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,” demanded

    the rep.


    “Well,” replied the farmer, “There's my farm hand who's been with me for

    3 years. I pay him $500 a week plus free room and board. He also gets

    triple time for working on a Sunday and a slab of beer for a Happy Hour

    every Friday.”


    “The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $400 per week plus

    free room and board. She doesn't work on Sundays and I provide paid

    satellite television for free in her room.”


    “Then there's the half-wit.

    He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work

    around here. He makes about $20 per week, pays his own room and board,

    and I buy him a bottle of whiskey every Saturday night. He also sleeps

    with my wife occasionally.”


    “That's the guy I want to talk to... the half-wit,” says the agent.


    “That would be me,” replied the farmer.



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    An oldie but not a bad one. Not taking away of course the valid concerns of abuse that does indeed in remote locations.

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