Archive for the ‘WHV’ Category

BlazeAid needs more volunteers to help bushfire recovery, sees solution in paying backpackers

Posted on: March 11th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Grey nomads cannot do all the heavy lifting when it comes to rebuilding fences in bushfire-affected country; it is young backpackers who are needed to bolster the workforce. Key points: [...] read more...

Backpackers, bushfires and Blazeaid

Posted on: February 26th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers will be granted ­special visa benefits to help rebuild homes, fences and farms in bushfire-ravaged communities under an overhaul of the working holidaymaker program aimed at fast-tracking reconstruction and [...] read more...

Governess jobs hard to fill, as outback parents fear their children not prepared enough for high school

Posted on: December 17th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

A profession that laid the foundations for Australia’s first saint, Mary McKillop, is as important today as it was more than a century ago. Key points: Governesses are employed to help [...] read more...

Lure of cities too strong for regional Australia to keep migrants, despite government efforts

Posted on: November 26th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

The Government will come face-to-face with history when it launches its new regional migration visas in November. Key points: ANU researchers find newer migrant groups are even more likely to [...] 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...