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  1. Jobs and work
    Picking fruit and working on farms is popular with young people spending a year backpacking in Australia but they are being warned to be aware of rogue contractors. A national inquiry into modern slave labour has heard about exploitative practices in the horticultural industry including workers...
  2. Education
    An international agricultural student exchange and training scheme that has been running for 31 years in Australia says it will no longer be able to run because of visa changes. The International Rural Exchange (IRE) is a specialist organisation that brings hundreds of trainees into Australia...
  3. International Travel
    Plans to make international backpackers in Australia pay tax on their earnings looks likely to be scrapped after a campaign from tourism and agriculture industries raised concerns. The tax on people in Australia on working holiday maker visas who can work during their stay in the country was to...
  4. Housing
    Foreigners who own or have an interest in agricultural land in Australia must let the country's tax office know by the end of 2015 or face tough new penalties. Under a new law, the Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015, which came into being on 01 December there are compulsory...
  5. Business and investment
    Hello, I am currently waiting for my spouse visa to be granted. As a hobby/side job, I make handmade wooden jewellery - I just read here (agriculture.gov.au) that all WOODEN items should be declared on entry. Can anyone tell me if I should even TRY to take all my stock into Australia with me...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hello, My name is Leon. I have been in a relationship with Alex my partner for 4 months and we are waiting for one last document to register our relationship (it could take up to 3 weeks.) My working holiday visa will expire in 6 months and we should be able to gather all the information...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Australia's food and beverage industry, including agricultural production and food and beverage processing, is likely to need significant numbers of new workers between now and 2025, including skilled workers from overseas, according to a new report. Export opportunities have opened due to...
  8. Jobs and work
    Hi everyone, I'm a new member and I have no experience with a forum so I hope I'm doing everything right. I'm from Germany and I'm studying Agricultural Biology. I'm looking for an Internship in Australia to get credits for my University. I've been looking for Farms offering Internships like...
  9. Jobs and work
    Hi there, I'm Emanuel from Italy and in one month I'll fly to Australia on a working holiday Visa!! I still need to book the flight and I'm not sure wether to go to Sydney or Brisbane... My aim is not to stay in cities but to find a job in agriculture or even better, by the ocean! the great...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Changes are needed to Australia's immigration rules to address a shortage of graduates in the country's agricultural industry, it is claimed. A group of 30 agribusiness leaders have joined together to put over their point of view. They say that there are 60,000 unfilled jobs in the Australian...
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