Archive for the ‘industry’ Category

Exciting new changes for WHV

Posted on: November 5th, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Federal Government announcement on 5 November 2018 with initiatives to encourage more Working Holiday Makers to visit Australia under reciprocal cultural exchange schemes. The reforms announced today include: Working Holiday [...] read more...

WHM – 88 days, how important is it?

Posted on: October 30th, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Working Holiday Makers, or Backpackers, are critical to getting fruit and vegetables harvested in Australia and any reduction in the number of these workers available or changes to the countries [...] read more...

Wage Theft in Silence – the great WHV ripoff by farmers

Posted on: October 30th, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

When working holiday maker Rodolphe Lafont realised he was being paid as little as $5 an hour picking fruit on a Victorian farm, he did what many in his position [...] read more...

Labour Hire now licensed in Queensland – tell backpackers NOW!

Posted on: October 30th, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Labour hire licensing laws have recently been introduced in Queensland, meaning that any Labour Hire companies (often know as contractors) must be licensed to operate in Queensland. So if you [...] read more...

Is Cradle Mountain suffering from over tourism?

Posted on: October 17th, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Howard Smith runs a tour operation at Cradle Mountain and should be happy that tourism in Tasmania is booming. But the prospect of more visitors to Cradle Mountain is keeping [...] read more...