Backpackers allowed to extend stays in Australia during coronavirus pandemic

Backpackers in primary industry

Backpackers will be allowed to extend their stays in Australia and temporary visa holders will get early access to their superannuation under changes being unveiled by the Federal Government today.

But people from overseas who cannot support themselves through the coronavirus pandemic have again been warned to leave the country.

The move is to ensure farmers have enough labour to plant and pick their crops. The seasonal workers will be exempt from a rule that normally prevents them from staying with the same employer for more than six months

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