Archive for the ‘international students’ Category

Au Pairs given short change by Fair Work

Posted on: December 20th, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

A recent ruling by Fair Work will likely result in au pairs moving to the miscellaneous award. This decision is threatening the future of the au pair industry, and the [...] read more...

Wage Theft in Silence – the great WHV ripoff by farmers

Posted on: October 30th, 2018 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

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...

Gig economy under workers’ rights review

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Home-delivery services like Uber Eats and Deliveroo may be popular with punters, but their rapid expansion in Australia has been accompanied by tales of worker exploitation. Those who deliver meals [...] read more...

Good news for WHV farmworkers

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by Mike Barrow No Comments

First it was a pipedream. Then it was a definite goer to be announced within weeks. Now the new class of visa for farm workers has been shelved indefinitely. The ag [...] read more...