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Farmers want AG Visa but what about the WHV?

Fruit and vegetable growers say a lack of workers is keeping a lid on industry growth and leaving hundreds of tonnes of fruit at risk of being left on the [...] read more...

Have you seen this man?

‘I am vanishing … no tears’: The last words a Swedish teenager ever said to his father have convinced him his son is still alive, more than a decade after [...] read more...

October 16th, 2018 No Comments

88 days spoiled by a few bad farmers

Six months into her holiday, French backpacker Ludmilla Cek posted an online ad looking for farm work. She received a response from one farmer which sounded promising. “It was four [...] read more...

Gig economy under workers’ rights review

Home-delivery services like Uber Eats and Deliveroo may be popular with punters, but their rapid expansion in Australia has been accompanied by tales of worker exploitation. Those who deliver meals [...] read more...

Good news for WHV farmworkers

First it was a pipedream. Then it was a definite goer to be announced within weeks. Now the new class of visa for farm workers has been shelved indefinitely. The ag [...] read more...

Death by Instagram and overtourism, Bali, Thailand, Byron Bay

Have you sweltered in long queues with hordes of other tourists or scrambled for a patch of sand at a busy will call back beach? Then you’ve had a taste [...] read more...

September 19th, 2018 Comment (1)

Aussies and Canadians WHV age increase to 35

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Peter Dutton, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs, today announced an agreement to expand the age range in [...] read more...

Is this the end of free healthcare for backpackers?

Calls to end free healthcare for tourists after revelations foreigners’ medical treatments are costing taxpayers $30 MILLION a year. NSW Health Minister wants to crack down on free healthcare for [...] read more...