Archive for the ‘backpacker’ Category

Australians urged to backpack in their own backyards and stop fruit going to rot

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

A Queensland strawberry grower is calling on Australians to “pick for their country” in a bid to stop fruit going to rot amid the labour shortage. Key points: The horticulture [...] read more...

Paranoid mum sparked a desperate manhunt by claiming backpacker couple were ‘missing in the outback’

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Search for German backpackers was sparked by the mother of the husbandBenjamin and Nathalie Kress are travelling in a remote part of Western Australia The couple had not been heard from [...] read more...

American backpacker, 22, shares the seven ‘LIES’ told about Aussie life

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

An American traveller has shared the seven ‘lies’ he has uncovered about OzThe 22-year-old moved to Melbourne, Victoria, from Texas in October 2019He was brought up to believe that everybody [...] read more...

The cost of fruit and vegetables is set to soar by SIXTY per cent

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Australian farmers will be missing around 71,000 seasonal workers  this yearThe slump will have an enormous impact on fresh produce, driving up prices Farmers have pleaded with authorities to introduce a [...] read more...

Backpackers to pick fruit, mind children under pilot proposal by farm and tourism groups

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers prepared to pick fruit or work as au pairs could become the exception to Australia’s inbound travel ban under a pilot proposal by farm and tourism groups. Key points: [...] read more...