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#88daysaslave: backpackers share stories of farm work exploitation

Posted on: October 8th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers are sharing stories of slave-like conditions while picking produce on Australian farms under a working holiday program the government is hailing a success after a 20% spike in uptake [...] read more...

Farmers welcome increased backpacker numbers – NFF

Posted on: October 7th, 2019 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed results showing a 20% increase in the number of backpackers applying for a second year working holiday maker visa. 43,219 second year visas were [...] read more...

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...