Tag Archives: Fair Work Ombudsman

JOHN MENADUE. Our Working Holiday Programs have lost their way.

  I have been an advocate of Working Holiday Programs (WHPs) for over 40 years. These programs were an excellent opportunity to ‘foster closer ties and cultural exchanges between Australia and partner countries with particular emphasis on young adults.’. The … Continue reading

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BOB KINNAIRD. The Coalition’s Backpacker tax and work rights package

  The Coalition’s backpacker policy announcement yesterday focussed on tax rates but also includes a significant expansion of work rights under Australia’s working holiday maker program (WHM or 417 and 462 visas). …. The Coalition’s main aim is to provide … Continue reading

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MARIE SEGRAVE. Exploitation of foreign workers.

  On Tuesday night, SBS’ Insight program aired concerns about temporary migrant labour exploitation. These issues tend to come to national attention when a particular case is exposed, but mostly they are not seen as national priorities – and, as … Continue reading

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