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Iconic Fraser Island fire out of control

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

Queensland has looked across the border for help to contain the out-of-control bushfire burning on Fraser Island, with challenging firefighting conditions expected again today. Key points: Residents in the beachside [...] 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...

Would you work for $500 a DAY? Desperate farmers offer out-of-work Australians extraordinary money to pick fruit

Posted on: October 1st, 2020 by Mike Barrow 2 Comments

Farmers are facing the prospect of leaving fruit to rot on trees during harvestCOVID-19 travel restrictions have caused a severe shortage in foreign workers  Growers are calling on unemployed Australians to [...] 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...