Archive for the ‘visa’ Category

Australia reveals details of ‘much-awaited’ new regional work visa

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Australia is set to introduce new regional work visas from 16 November 2019. The visa subclass 491 will offer 14,000 places each year for the foreign skilled workers living and [...] read more...

Federal Government should repeal its failed Backpacker Tax

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

AUSVEG, Australia’s peak industry body for the vegetable industry, has called on the Federal Government to repeal the controversial Backpacker Tax in full, following the Federal Court’s decision that it [...] read more...

Perth and Gold Coast embrace regional tags for influx of skilled migrants

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Skilled migrants are now being encouraged to move to Perth and the Gold Coast as the Federal Government grapples with congestion in Australia’s three biggest cities. Key points: Perth and [...] 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...

Letter to the youth/backpacker industry: time to take action

Posted on: July 15th, 2019 by Mike Barrow 4 Comments

On Monday 8th of July, seven industry members including myself met with our local MP for Leichardt (Cairns region), Warren Entsch to raise our concerns regarding: Decline in Youth visitationWHM costs/tax/superExploitation of [...] read more...