"The fruit and vegetable industry has warned that crops may be left to
rot in fields because of a major shortage of accommodation for
backpackers who pick the produce.
Growcom, the peak industry body in Queensland, said many hostels and
caravan parks, where backpackers usually stayed in farming towns, had
closed their doors in response to coronavirus.
Some young travellers told the ABC they had resorted to camping
illegally in forests and on rural land and were sleeping in their cars
because of the lack of accommodation."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics