IT COULD be a scene anywhere in Asia. It's a sea of workers bent over hacking vegetables from the stalk. Not one of them is Australian but the farm is just minutes from Bundaberg, where unemployment is running at 8 per cent.
Being a segregated nation by being a little far away from the clot of continents, Australia gained a distinct reputation of being a Down Under continent. It is a discrete entity far down, which is technically a continent but it’s almost sized as any other country with a piece of tail named as New Zealand.