Archive for the ‘88 days’ Category

Working in Australia for $3 an hour — life on the working holiday visa

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

There’s a subclass of workers in Australia being paid as little as $3 an hour, but there’s nothing strictly illegal about their situation. Key points The working holiday visa program [...] read more...

#88daysaslave: backpackers share stories of farm work exploitation

Posted on: October 8th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers are sharing stories of slave-like conditions while picking produce on Australian farms under a working holiday program the government is hailing a success after a 20% spike in uptake [...] read more...

Farmers welcome increased backpacker numbers – NFF

Posted on: October 7th, 2019 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed results showing a 20% increase in the number of backpackers applying for a second year working holiday maker visa. 43,219 second year visas were [...] read more...

Female backpackers signal liking for traffic control in search of second-year WHV

Posted on: June 4th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Rather than working on orchards or cattle farms, word has spread among female backpackers in the Top End about another industry that’s on the move. The young women are opting [...] read more...

Farmer slammed on social media asking backpackers to work for free

Posted on: April 1st, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Farmer Heather Davidson used Facebook to find volunteers to work on her farmMs Davidson is looking for backpackers to work six days a week for freeShe was slammed on social [...] read more...