Archive for the ‘462 visa’ Category

Bushfire recovery areas under the new WHM (462) visa announcement

Posted on: March 16th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Bushfire recovery work means work undertaken, including work undertaken on a volunteer basis, to assist with bushfire recovery efforts in an area mentioned including:  (a) construction, farming, or any other [...] read more...

Backpackers, bushfires and Blazeaid

Posted on: February 26th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers will be granted ­special visa benefits to help rebuild homes, fences and farms in bushfire-ravaged communities under an overhaul of the working holidaymaker program aimed at fast-tracking reconstruction and [...] read more...

Victorian farm lobby calls backpacker visa expansion ‘definition of insanity’

Posted on: August 13th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

The Victorian farm lobby says it is insane to expect backpackers alone to address the industry’s labour shortages and fears new changes could lead to more exploitation on farms. Key [...] read more...

462 backpacker visa expansion. More Indians, Mexicans set for Aussie work

Posted on: July 30th, 2019 by Mike Barrow 2 Comments

Backpackers from 13 countries are being targeted by Immigration Minister David Coleman as he seeks to find workers wanted by regional businesses. Key points: The Government wants to attract more [...] read more...