Posts Tagged ‘WHM’

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...

Letter to the youth/backpacker industry: time to take action

Posted on: July 15th, 2019 by Mike Barrow 4 Comments

On Monday 8th of July, seven industry members including myself met with our local MP for Leichardt (Cairns region), Warren Entsch to raise our concerns regarding: Decline in Youth visitationWHM costs/tax/superExploitation of [...] 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...

What is Australia Inc? The new message to WHM from TA

Posted on: April 22nd, 2019 by Mike Barrow 2 Comments

WHAT IS AUSTRALIA INC.? ( Tourism Australia’s message to potential Working Holiday Makers). Australian Inc. of course is not a real company but rather a conduit to the (already existing) jobs and experiences offered [...] read more...

Regional visa program extended, but farmers unimpressed

Posted on: March 21st, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

An attempt to address worker shortages in agriculture has been dismissed by farmers as “meaningless”. Key points: 18 new occupations announced as eligible for skilled worker visas in regional AustraliaOccupations [...] read more...