Archive for the ‘WORKING HOLIDAY VISA’ 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...

Government to offer welfare and visa boosts for picking fruit – visa extensions for backpackers

Posted on: October 1st, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Scott Morrison said there was work being done on this, which would be announced very soon – but pick for the dole looks like becoming a reality. Unemployed young people could [...] read more...

The cost of fruit and vegetables is set to soar by SIXTY per cent

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

Australian farmers will be missing around 71,000 seasonal workers  this yearThe slump will have an enormous impact on fresh produce, driving up prices Farmers have pleaded with authorities to introduce a [...] read more...

Backpacker tax not discriminatory, court says, denying 75,000 working holiday-makers ATO money

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

In a win for the Australian Tax Office (ATO), a full bench of the Federal Court has ruled the Government’s controversial backpacker tax is not discriminatory. Key points: The Federal [...] read more...

Farmers fear worker shortage due to COVID-19 restrictions despite rising unemployment

Posted on: July 30th, 2020 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

The Federal Government says short-term farm work is impractical for unemployed Australians, so it is seeking international solutions amid COVID-19 travel restrictions. Key points: Farmers warned of severe labour shortages [...] read more...