Posts Tagged ‘whv’

WHV may receive hundreds of millions of dollars after backpacker tax overturned by Federal Court

Posted on: October 30th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

An estimated 75,000 backpackers could receive hundreds of millions of dollars from the tax office after the Federal Court ruled the Government’s so-called backpacker tax invalid. Key points: The Federal [...] read more...

#88daysaslave: backpackers share stories of farm work exploitation

Posted on: October 8th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Backpackers are sharing stories of slave-like conditions while picking produce on Australian farms under a working holiday program the government is hailing a success after a 20% spike in uptake [...] read more...

Farmers welcome increased backpacker numbers – NFF

Posted on: October 7th, 2019 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed results showing a 20% increase in the number of backpackers applying for a second year working holiday maker visa. 43,219 second year visas were [...] read more...

Female backpackers signal liking for traffic control in search of second-year WHV

Posted on: June 4th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Rather than working on orchards or cattle farms, word has spread among female backpackers in the Top End about another industry that’s on the move. The young women are opting [...] read more...

NSW Central Coast soon to get WHV restrictions lifted

Posted on: January 8th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Regional Development Australia, Central Coast, (RDACC) has applauded the decision by the Australian Government to address working holiday visa restrictions to help address the critical labour shortage facing Australia’s agricultural [...] read more...