Archive for the ‘88 days’ Category

COVID-19 quickens push for local workers at country’s largest blueberry co-op

Posted on: June 17th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Australia’s largest grower-owned blueberry cooperative has upped its determination to employ local workers, using labour-hire firms and moving away from using backpackers as COVID-19 forces the sector to rethink safety. [...] read more...

Coronavirus visa decision provides relief for backpackers as farmers receive unprecedented applications for jobs

Posted on: April 8th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers fleeing the capital cities for work on the land are reconnecting with former employers in a bid to stay safe and healthy while remaining in Australia to see out [...] read more...

Bushfire recovery areas under the new WHM (417) visa announcement

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

It’s finally here, the bushfire recovery work regions which falls under the new Working Holiday Maker (417) visa announcement. Bushfire recovery work means work undertaken, including work undertaken on a volunteer [...] 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...

Lure of cities too strong for regional Australia to keep migrants, despite government efforts

Posted on: November 26th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

The Government will come face-to-face with history when it launches its new regional migration visas in November. Key points: ANU researchers find newer migrant groups are even more likely to [...] read more...