Archive for the ‘88 days’ Category

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...

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...