Archive for the ‘88 days’ Category

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...

Bring out the baklava, here come the Greeks

Posted on: March 27th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Young Australians will more easily be able to holiday, work and study in Greece with reciprocal Work and Holiday arrangements set to commence on 1 July 2019. Five hundred places [...] read more...

Regional visa program extended, but farmers unimpressed

Posted on: March 21st, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

An attempt to address worker shortages in agriculture has been dismissed by farmers as “meaningless”. Key points: 18 new occupations announced as eligible for skilled worker visas in regional AustraliaOccupations [...] read more...

Backpacker industry responds to ACTU negativity on WHV

Posted on: January 22nd, 2019 by Mike Barrow 8 Comments

In response to the ACTU attempting to influence the Labour Party regarding the WHV, the backpacker industry has responded in a positive way. Backpacker Operators Association NSW (BOA) and Adventure [...] read more...