Covid-19 and Undocumented Workers in the Australian Horticultural Industry
Joanna Howe and Ankur Singh, "Covid-19 and Undocumented Workers in The Australian Horticulture Industry" (2020), Report published by the United Workers Union
Posted: 15 Sep 2020
Date Written: September 11, 2020
This report was commissioned to examine the risk arising from Covid-19 in undocumented workers in the horticulture industry in Australia. We find that undocumented workers are prone to a high risk of infection and generating new clusters of infection. Undocumented workers have precarious living and work conditions. These put at risk Australia’s initial success in controlling Covid-19 infection, hamper infection control protocols and pose measurable risk to the Australian population.
Keywords: Covid-19, horticulture industry in Australia, undocumented workers
JEL Classification: K31
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