As a follow up to this topic, it turns out that "poor" farmers can still only be trusted as far as you can throw them: https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2020/11/08/australi...
He said they had tried farms across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, but as soon as employers heard the job seekers were Australian citizens all interest died.
What we’ve been finding is the moment you say you want to get an Aussie a job, the farmer doesn’t want to listen,” he said.
“We did a bit of digging around why, and farmers said ‘one, they’re lazy’, and ‘two, we have to pay them’.
“I’ve applied and been out to farms myself. The moment you say you’re a citizen you don’t get a response whatsoever.”
And before anyone thinks this is a new thing, I've been there, done that. And it's not just the farmers that don't want Aussies. As an Australian I was given a special exemption just to stay in a Queensland working hostel. Australians as a rule were considered "drunks and thieves".