Archive for the ‘jobs’ Category

Victorian farm lobby calls backpacker visa expansion ‘definition of insanity’

Posted on: August 13th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

The Victorian farm lobby says it is insane to expect backpackers alone to address the industry’s labour shortages and fears new changes could lead to more exploitation on farms. Key [...] read more...

462 backpacker visa expansion. More Indians, Mexicans set for Aussie work

Posted on: July 30th, 2019 by Mike Barrow 2 Comments

Backpackers from 13 countries are being targeted by Immigration Minister David Coleman as he seeks to find workers wanted by regional businesses. Key points: The Government wants to attract more [...] read more...

Singapore Work and Holiday visa cap increase

Posted on: June 27th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

More young Singaporeans will be able to study and fill critical labour shortages in Australia under expanded visa arrangements announced by the Prime Minister today in Singapore. From 1 July [...] read more...

Female backpackers signal liking for traffic control in search of second-year WHV

Posted on: June 4th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Rather than working on orchards or cattle farms, word has spread among female backpackers in the Top End about another industry that’s on the move. The young women are opting [...] read more...

Tourism Australia and STA Travel team up to promote Australia Inc.

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Tourism Australia has teamed with up with STA Travel in the UK to roll-out a month-long roadshow as part of the Australia Inc. campaign to promote working holidays Down Under. Running until [...] read more...