Archive for the ‘jobs’ Category

NZ authorities ramp up efforts to stamp out ‘work for bed’ labour

Posted on: January 14th, 2018 by Chris Harrison No Comments

New Zealand backpacker hostels now face big fines if they continue the long held tradition of casually offering travellers beds in exchange for labour (as reported in The Byte – [...] read more...

Is unfair treatment of WHM beginning to bite?

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by Chris Harrison No Comments

Key Points for WHM visas to June 2017. In 2016-17: a total of 211,011 Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visas (subclass 417 and subclass 462) were granted, a 1.7 per cent [...] read more...

Backpacker Tax challenge no comfort for growers

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by News Media No Comments

News that foreign backpackers are launching a legal challenge to federal tax law will bring no comfort to the state’s growers.  The so-called backpacker tax under challenge came into force [...] read more...

Earning their keep: a glimpse into the backpacker experience

Posted on: December 12th, 2017 by News Media No Comments

Each winter, the Lockyer Valley’s population swells as work-hungry backpackers flock to the ‘salad bowl of Queensland’ to help with the harvests. Between 2000-3000 extra hands are working on the [...] read more...

Labour hire companies face harsher penalties under new SA laws if workers exploited

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by News Media No Comments

People running labour hire companies that exploit workers and dodge tax will face up to three years in jail under laws that have passed South Australia’s Parliament. The laws were [...] read more...