Posts Tagged ‘workingholidayvisa’

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...

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Temporary visa measures supporting the agriculture sector

Posted on: April 21st, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

 Agriculture is a critical sector that supplies essential goods to all Australians.  To support our agriculture sector, the Government has announced temporary visa measures to help with the [...] 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...

Industry calls for tax to be dumped as workers disappear

Posted on: November 26th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

TAXING backpackers higher than other staff is bad for business. That’s the message from the agriculture industry after the Federal Court found the Federal Government’s Backpacker Tax couldn’t be applied [...] 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...