Archive for the ‘WORKING HOLIDAY VISA’ Category

New backpacker app Backpicker aims to improving farm labour shortages

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

A former farm and mining worker hopes his new app will help ease labour shortages in Victoria’s north-west. Key points: Big demand in agriculture sector for foreign workers during picking [...] read more...

Backpackers working with BlazeAid create a bridge between varied cultures and fire-devastated farmers

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

Playing Monopoly or building a volleyball court in a showground in a country town are not the images usually associated with international backpackers spending up to two years in Australia. [...] read more...

Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program

Posted on: May 4th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

​Latest news Bushfire recovery efforts to count as ‘specified work’ On 17 February 2020, th​e Government announced changes to the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program to assist communities to [...] read more...

Backpackers allowed to extend stays in Australia during coronavirus pandemic, temporary visa holders to get access to super

Posted on: April 8th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers will be allowed to extend their stays in Australia and temporary visa holders will get early access to their superannuation under changes being unveiled by the Federal Government today. [...] read more...

Coronavirus visa decision provides relief for backpackers as farmers receive unprecedented applications for jobs

Posted on: April 8th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers fleeing the capital cities for work on the land are reconnecting with former employers in a bid to stay safe and healthy while remaining in Australia to see out [...] read more...