Archive for the ‘WHV’ Category

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

Posted on: October 22nd, 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...

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...

Fears of a ‘labour crisis’ as number of backpackers working in Australia plummets

Posted on: August 6th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

There are warnings a sharp drop off in working holiday visa makers will have severe consequences for Australia’s agriculture and tourism industries. Australia’s tourism and farming sectors will be severely [...] read more...

Backpackers in Tasmania look to the mainland, waiting for COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to ease

Posted on: July 21st, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

When backpacker Alberto Villa moved to Tasmania in January, he didn’t expect his working holiday in the state would last until winter. Key points: Backpackers are staying in Tasmania far [...] read more...

Backpacker Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP) bites back

Posted on: July 21st, 2020 by Mike Barrow 2 Comments

As covered in last month’s The Byte, a reinvigorated Backpacker Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP) is currently in overdrive, furiously advocating on behalf of the sector. With the welcome news that [...] read more...