British backpacker unleashes the job no one wants to do in Australia – as she reveals what life is really like on a regional work visa
- Backpacker denounces regional work requirement
- Becky Clements says working conditions are bad
- She says she is tired of how employees are treated
A British backpacker has addressed Australia’s regional work requirements for visa holders and said she was driven to the end by the lack of support.
Becky Clements posted on TikTok this week saying she is fed up with how regional visa workers are treated.
“I have been told that I have hit the jackpot with my farm work and can work in a cafe and a restaurant for my regional work in Australia,” Ms Clements said in her TikTok.
“I don’t know how people work on farms or do this.”
British backpacker Becky Clements (pictured) said she was shocked by the lack of support and poor working conditions she faced during her regional work period in Australia
Ms Clements said she was shocked by the lack of support and has documented the conditions she lived in while in Australia in many of her TikTok videos.
A video even showed that the communal kitchen was left dirty, with spilled milk on the floor.
“We’re being worked to the ground here and living in not very good conditions,” Ms Clements said in the video.
‘Why is this happening?
“Honestly, I’m considering not staying another year.”
Her social media revealed that she has made the difficult decision to pack up her regional residence and move to the Gold Coast in hopes of finding accommodation.
Many international backpackers are turning to regional work as part of their visa requirements (photo, stock image)
Many backpackers are turning to regional work as part of their visa requirements, with Aussie farmers relying heavily on seasonal workers to help pick their crops.
An adult casual worker who picks fruit or vegetables at an hourly rate should earn at least $26.73 per hour, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
It is because the Albanian government continues to face pressure from the states and territories to improve migration rates.
Some suggestions being made ahead of May’s budget include setting migration targets, reviewing eligibility rules for foreign workers and creating new visa classes to help ensure better employment outcomes.