Extension for working holidaymakers
Visitors on working holiday visas will be able to work an extra six months in some high-demand industries in Australia’s north.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said that would benefit the highly seasonal agriculture and tourism industries, as well as the aged and dis- ability care, construction and mining sectors.
“Beyond giving visa-holders more options when visiting and working in Australia, this will also support employers in the north seeking to attract and retain staff who are trained in their roles and keen to stay on for longer than six months,” he said. AAP