Archive for the ‘backpacker’ Category

Victorian farm lobby calls backpacker visa expansion ‘definition of insanity’

Posted on: August 13th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

The Victorian farm lobby says it is insane to expect backpackers alone to address the industry’s labour shortages and fears new changes could lead to more exploitation on farms. Key [...] read more...

Adventure Tourism Awards 2019 – Nominations now open

Posted on: July 15th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Adventure Queensland (AQ) is excited to announce the industry led youth tourism awards ceremony and conference will be sponsored by Tourism Australia again in 2019, this year as our Platinum [...] read more...

Letter to the youth/backpacker industry: time to take action

Posted on: July 15th, 2019 by Mike Barrow 4 Comments

On Monday 8th of July, seven industry members including myself met with our local MP for Leichardt (Cairns region), Warren Entsch to raise our concerns regarding: Decline in Youth visitationWHM costs/tax/superExploitation of [...] read more...

Letter to the Editor. The Great Barrier Reef is alive

Posted on: July 12th, 2019 by Mike Barrow 6 Comments

Dear Sir, I had a thought the other day, being a 30-year veteran of the tourism industry here in ‘Cairns – Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef’ that the word [...] read more...

Working holiday visa expansion – WHM

Posted on: July 12th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

An expansion of the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program which takes effect 01/07/19 will have benefits for farmers and regional communities, while fostering closer ties with dozens of countries. [...] read more...