Archive for the ‘WHV’ Category

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...

Working holiday visa expansion – WHM

Posted on: July 12th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

An expansion of the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program which takes effect 01/07/19 will have benefits for farmers and regional communities, while fostering closer ties with dozens of countries. [...] read more...

Female backpackers signal liking for traffic control in search of second-year WHV

Posted on: June 4th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Rather than working on orchards or cattle farms, word has spread among female backpackers in the Top End about another industry that’s on the move. The young women are opting [...] read more...

Tourism Australia and STA Travel team up to promote Australia Inc.

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Tourism Australia has teamed with up with STA Travel in the UK to roll-out a month-long roadshow as part of the Australia Inc. campaign to promote working holidays Down Under. Running until [...] read more...

Mildura labour hire operator jailed

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

A MILDURA labour hire operator has been jailed for six months for tax fraud offences related to ‘phoenix activity’ in the horticulture industry. Suleyman Erdogan, 51, was convicted in the [...] read more...