Backpackers Can Stay In Australia To Assist Bushfire Crisis26/02/2020
Undoubtedly, Australia is one of the largest countries on earth. Most recently the country was under a bushfire crisis of its modern history. But, the Australian government is granting visas for backpackers to travel in Australia to help for a speedy recovery from this crisis.
If you are already in Australia can now participate in volunteering activities to help with bushfire relief. This will also become as part of the application for a longer working-holiday visa.
The primary goal is to hire a larger number of workers within the specific areas for further assiatance. In particularly, on a long-term basis.
Australia looses nearly $4.4bn / £2bn from its latest bushfire damages within its modern history.
Prior to this change, a working-holiday-maker were able to put in 88 days of paid work especially agricultural. They were entitled to work with the same employer for up to 6 months.
However, the latest changes mean they can work with the same employer for up to a year.
Moreover, construction jobs also become part of “specified work” travellers can participate in.
The 417 visas, these are open to travellers aged 18 to 30, or up to 35 for Canadian, French and Irish citizens.
On the other hand, a back-packer must need to work within the locations of eastern Victoria, south-eastern New South Wales and Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
“These hard-working Australians have been hit by the recent bushfires, but from today they can employ backpackers for six months longer, helping them at a critical time in the recovery effort,” Mr Tudge said.
“It means working holiday makers can help rebuild homes, fences and farms, they can get onto properties and help with demolition, land clearing, and repairing dams, roads and railways.”
“Every extra working holiday maker that we can get into these communities is one extra visitor to help protect local jobs and keep local businesses alive,” Minister Birmingham said.
You will also find additional information from here.
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