Archive for the ‘88 days’ Category

Farmers want AG Visa but what about the WHV?

Posted on: October 17th, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Fruit and vegetable growers say a lack of workers is keeping a lid on industry growth and leaving hundreds of tonnes of fruit at risk of being left on the [...] read more...

88 days spoiled by a few bad farmers

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Six months into her holiday, French backpacker Ludmilla Cek posted an online ad looking for farm work. She received a response from one farmer which sounded promising. “It was four [...] read more...

Good news for WHV farmworkers

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

First it was a pipedream. Then it was a definite goer to be announced within weeks. Now the new class of visa for farm workers has been shelved indefinitely. The ag [...] read more...

Backpackers harassed, overworked on Aussie farms

Posted on: September 4th, 2018 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

THE stories of backpackers being exploited, abused and worked to the bone on Aussie farms simply to score a second year in the country are endless. It’s almost a rite [...] read more...

Mildura, a backpacker’s 88 days nightmare

Posted on: August 31st, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

SCAMS, withheld pay and atrocious working and living conditions have earned one Aussie city a notorious reputation among backpackers looking to extend their visas through farm work. The agricultural hub [...] read more...