Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Changes to Working Holiday Visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Changes to Working Holiday Visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is proposing changes to the Working Holiday Visa which will enable backpackers to stay in Australia longer and work and live in a wider range of regions throughout the country. Currently, Working Holiday Visas are valid for 12 months and holders are restricted to six months employment with any one employer during that time. Under proposed changes, backpackers will now be able to stay with agricultural employers beyond six months and will be able to triple the length of their stay if they do extra agricultural work. This is a move which is aimed at rural Australia and farmers specifically.

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Working Holiday Visas. Everything You Need to Know.

Working Holiday Visas. Everything You Need to Know.

Many tourists travel on a Working Holiday Visa. A Working Holiday Visa allows travellers to visit Australia while picking up employment to either share their knowledge, skills and culture or to earn some extra money. Businesses can benefit from employing Working Holiday Visa holders. Holiday visa holders can fill positions where there is a temporary increase in demand that doesn’t warrant the employment of a permanent staff member or they may fill a short term skills gap the business may be currently experiencing.

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Can you get a working visa for Australia if you’re over 30?

Can you get a working visa for Australia if you’re over 30?

Many people contact us to explore their options of being able to work in Australia once they are over 30. The good news is that even though you may be slightly older, there are many options open to you if you are older than 30.

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Rise in underpayments on overseas workers on ‘backpacking’ visas

Rise in underpayments on overseas workers on ‘backpacking’ visas

Some Australian employers are deliberately flouting their legal obligations so they can keep wages low for students, working holiday visitors and refugees, that’s according to the Fair Work Ombudsman who've been investigating the problem. The Fair Work Ombudsman is an independent statutory office which was established in Australia to protect the employee and ensure that employers adhere to certain guidelines and compliance with regards to workplace laws.

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