Archive for the ‘WHV’ Category

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...

House crammed with 30 workers amid crackdown on labour hire abuses

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

More than 30 workers have been found crammed into a three-bedroom house, each paying $100 a week, in a shocking abuse of workers in Victoria‘s labour hire businesses. In other [...] read more...

#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...