Archive for the ‘WHV’ Category

Seasonal Work Incentives Trial- what the bloody hell happened?

Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Tough sell to Aussie workers Even before COVID-19, attempts to get out-of-work Australians to take up farm jobs through cash incentives have often flopped. The Coalition Government’s $27.5 million Seasonal [...] read more...

NFF appeals to Federal Government to bring back backpackers, Working Holiday Maker program

Posted on: October 29th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Farmers and tourism operators have written to the Federal Government pleading for backpackers to be allowed into Australia to harvest crops, care for children and travel. Key points: A report [...] read more...

Kindness pandemic spreads in Manjimup, WA, to help backpackers during COVID-19

Posted on: October 28th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Imagine backpacking on the other side of the world when a global pandemic is declared. Key points: A small community in WA’s south west actively welcomed backpackers during COVID-19 while [...] read more...

Backpacker employer Bradford Clark Rosten fined $65,000 over farm death linked to heat stress

Posted on: October 28th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

A North Queensland businessman has been fined $65,000 over the death of an international backpacker who collapsed with heat stress while picking fruit in the Burdekin region. Key points: A [...] read more...

Backpackers to pick fruit, mind children under pilot proposal by farm and tourism groups

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers prepared to pick fruit or work as au pairs could become the exception to Australia’s inbound travel ban under a pilot proposal by farm and tourism groups. Key points: [...] read more...