15-04-2014 01:22 AM | Australia

Dairy industry looks to foreign workforce

In the face of a chronic skill shortages in the dairy industry, Dairy Australia is pushing for widened access to the temporary 457 foreign working visa.

Employing foreign labour is pipped as the most likely short term solution for the labour shortage, while training and educating local dairy farmers and Australian-based workers is part of the long-term picture.

The National Centre for Dairy Education Australia (NCDEA) was set up in January 2006 as a resource to 'upskill' farmers and promote local careers in dairy.
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