Temporary Work Visas in the Wine Industry

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SAWIA's submission to the Senate Education and Employment Committee Inquiry

The Senate Education and Employment Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into “The impact of Australia's temporary work visa programs on the Australian labour market and on the temporary work visa holders”. SAWIA has made a submission to the inquiry on temporary work visas in the wine industry.

In our submission we argue that temporary work visas ensures that in the event wine industry employers are unable to fill skilled or unskilled positions by recruiting domestic applicants, overseas labour can be utilised.

SAWIA does not support the imposition of additional rules and requirements aimed at restricting the access to the temporary work visa system and further adding to the cost of utilising employees with temporary work visas.