Archive for the ‘employment’ Category

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...

Federal Government should repeal its failed Backpacker Tax

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

AUSVEG, Australia’s peak industry body for the vegetable industry, has called on the Federal Government to repeal the controversial Backpacker Tax in full, following the Federal Court’s decision that it [...] read more...

Perth and Gold Coast embrace regional tags for influx of skilled migrants

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Skilled migrants are now being encouraged to move to Perth and the Gold Coast as the Federal Government grapples with congestion in Australia’s three biggest cities. Key points: Perth and [...] read more...

House crammed with 30 workers amid crackdown on labour hire abuses

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

More than 30 workers have been found crammed into a three-bedroom house, each paying $100 a week, in a shocking abuse of workers in Victoria‘s labour hire businesses. In other [...] 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...