Archive for the ‘WORKING HOLIDAY VISA’ Category

BYTAP supports the final report for the review into the Working Holiday Maker program

Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

The Joint Committee on Migration has released it’s final report for the inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program. BYTAP supports the recommendations of their report and their comments around [...] read more...

Growers plead for fresh ideas after $150,000 worth of unpicked food ploughed back into paddocks

Posted on: October 29th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

A North Queensland vegetable grower says she may not plant next year after making the “soul-destroying” decision to plough the last of her 2020 crop back into the ground. Key [...] read more...

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

Posted on: October 29th, 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...