Agriculture visa australia - Agriculture visa to be ditched, Labor says, looking to Pacific to fill worker shortage as election looms

Australian farm revolution: hopes and fears as a new workforce replaces backpackers

Featured: Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Pay Conroy, Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific Gary Spotswood, farmer, Mt Alma Organics, Qld Ben Rogers, General Manager of Workplace Relations, National Farmers Federation David Littleproud, Agriculture Minister Scott Morrison, Prime Minister Kristina Keneally, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs.


Mr Littleproud said once his Coalition partners "saw … the National Party's point of view, it was common sense".

Phase 1 December 2021 to March 2022: phase one will offer a limited amount of employment due to quarantine restrictions, with a small number of accredited employers that have been approved based on their pre-existing experience with PALM scheme to protect workers from exploitation.

New Agricultural Visa Welcomed in Australia

This is an addition to the ongoing, successful Pacific labour schemes.

But the farming lobby says it falls short.

The question is why?.

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The process of applying for a Critical Skills Travel Exemption requires sufficient evidence — Other things to note are that the availability of the above options will depend on the eligibility of the business and the applicant.

Figures from the National Farmers Federation suggest only 7,000 backpackers had returned to work in agriculture, compared with a pre-pandemic workforce of about 40,000.

And the Pacific islanders may soon be joined by another new cohort after the government created to lure workers from south-east Asia.

This program enables a pool of 24,000 Pacific and Timorese workers to undertake seasonal work in Australia.

Description: The National Farmers' Federation described Labor's announcement an "insult to farmers".

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The final program design continues to be developed in consultation with industry.
The human rights law firm Levitt Robinson says many workers are losing two-thirds of their pay because of unfair deductions from the labour-hire companies they are attached to.

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    The Australian Agriculture visa will be open to applicants from a range of countries, negotiated through bilateral agreements. The first workers will arrive once negotiations with sending countries and quarantine arrangements are agreed and finalised. The legislative framework for the Australian Agriculture visa commenced on 30 Sept 2021.
    By: EmpressK|||||||||
    Due to current workforce needs, the Australian government is in the process of designing the Australian Agricultural Visa. This visa ranges in skill level across agricultural industries as well as meat processing, fishery and forestry sectors. More details surrounding other sectors are still being finalised by the Australian Government.
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    The Ag Visa is moving ahead with a phased approach with a select number of Approved Employers. The first phase will focus on low-skilled workers and act as a trial for the visa program before the fully operational Australian Agriculture Visa. The updated DFAT Ag Visa factsheet can be found here.
    By: aravindSuresh|||||||||
    The Agriculture Visa (also known as the Ag Visa or Agri Visa) is a new Australian visa aimed at helping fix a labour shortage in the farming, fisheries, forestry and meat processing industries. The visa was first discussed in 2018 and has been advocated for sometime by farming industry bodies. The agriculture visa was confirmed in response to.
    By: benitocamelas|||||||||
    The Austrlaian Agriculture visa program is being introduced to address workforce shortages in the agriculture sector. It is a stream of the Temporary Work (International Relations) subclass 403 visa. The program delivers on the Government’s commitment to put in place a good workforce to support the growth of Australia’s agricultural industries.
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