Archive for the ‘WHV’ Category

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...

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...