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Earning their keep: a glimpse into the backpacker experience

Each winter, the Lockyer Valley’s population swells as work-hungry backpackers flock to the ‘salad bowl of Queensland’ to help with the harvests. Between 2000-3000 extra hands are working on the [...] read more...

Australia voted “Best International Youth Destination” at the British Youth Travel Award...

This prestigious award was announced last night at a glamorous sold-out ceremony in the London’s West End.  This is the 10th anniversary of these prestigious awards and 2017 saw a [...] read more...

Labour hire companies face harsher penalties under new SA laws if workers exploited

People running labour hire companies that exploit workers and dodge tax will face up to three years in jail under laws that have passed South Australia’s Parliament. The laws were [...] read more...

December 6th, 2017 No Comments

A young backpacker who spoke out on sexual harassment has been sent hate mail

A young backpacker who spoke out about her chilling experiences of sexual harassment as a traveller has been sent hate mail — telling her it’s all part of Aussie farm [...] read more...

Turnbull government’s backpacker tax under legal doubt over international treaties

International holidaymakers have launched legal action against the Turnbull government’s controversial backpacker tax, arguing it breaches Australia’s international tax treaties. US-based tax accounting firm Taxback – acting on behalf of [...] read more...

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