Archive for the ‘backpacker’ Category

Vegetable growers forced to dump $150,000 worth of celery crops due to picker shortage

Posted on: February 4th, 2021 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Vegetable growers in Victoria’s Lindenow Valley have had to dump $150,000 worth of celery crops due to a drastic shortage of seasonal workers caused by the COVID-19 travel bans. Key [...] read more...

BYTAP supports the final report for the review into the Working Holiday Maker program

Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

The Joint Committee on Migration has released it’s final report for the inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program. BYTAP supports the recommendations of their report and their comments around [...] read more...

Growers plead for fresh ideas after $150,000 worth of unpicked food ploughed back into paddocks

Posted on: October 29th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

A North Queensland vegetable grower says she may not plant next year after making the “soul-destroying” decision to plough the last of her 2020 crop back into the ground. Key [...] read more...

NFF appeals to Federal Government to bring back backpackers, Working Holiday Maker program

Posted on: October 29th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Farmers and tourism operators have written to the Federal Government pleading for backpackers to be allowed into Australia to harvest crops, care for children and travel. Key points: A report [...] read more...

Kindness pandemic spreads in Manjimup, WA, to help backpackers during COVID-19

Posted on: October 28th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Imagine backpacking on the other side of the world when a global pandemic is declared. Key points: A small community in WA’s south west actively welcomed backpackers during COVID-19 while [...] read more...