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  • Committee recommends changes to address backpacker shortage

    The Joint Standing Committee on Migration has today tabled an interim report on its inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020


  • Working holidays makers in the time of COVID-19

    The Joint Standing Committee on Migration will be holding three days of hearings for its inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program on 9, 10 and 11 September.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020


  • Working holidays makers’ and their role in the agricultural sector

    The Joint Standing Committee on Migration will hold a public hearing today for its inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program, with a particular focus on the agricultural sector.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 13 August 2020


  • Review of the Working Holiday Maker Program and its role in the economic recovery

    The Joint Standing Committee on Migration has launched an inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program to ensure it is working effectively to support the tourism, health care and agriculture sectors during the COVID-19 economic recovery.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020





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