Archive for the ‘international students’ Category

Regional visa program extended, but farmers unimpressed

Posted on: March 21st, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

An attempt to address worker shortages in agriculture has been dismissed by farmers as “meaningless”. Key points: 18 new occupations announced as eligible for skilled worker visas in regional AustraliaOccupations [...] read more...

Serious threat to the WHV by the ACTU

Posted on: January 22nd, 2019 by Mike Barrow 2 Comments

Labor and the union movement has sparked a pre-election war with farmers over its plan to restrict access to working holiday maker visas. From The Daily Telegraph: The Australian Council [...] read more...

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...