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Dodgy travel plug adapters may be arriving to your property

Last month the European Union (EU) issued an alert and directive regarding some defective travel plug adaptors. Apparently there are numerous makes/versions/clones of these travel adapters, not just the makes [...] read more...

TECH BYTE: Email is not your friend. Pick up the phone!

What has happened to real sales people? When did email become the only highly effective form of selling? What happened to the scrappy days of pounding phones, networking relationships and [...] read more...

“I feared for my safety working for Harvest Solutions,” reveals backpacker

Sarah*, 24, from the US, speaks to The Byte about her harrowing experiences doing farm work with ‘Harvest Solutions (previously Elite Harvesting)’, in the hope of warning others … “I [...] read more...

LYTE BYTE: The end of men? some say males are living on borrowed time

Well at least in shark terms they are! A leopard shark in a Queensland aquarium has shocked scientists by being the first in the world to give birth without a male, [...] read more...

Working holiday maker – ATO phone conference – Summary of the first call

Acronyms explained before you read: ATO = Australian Taxation Office WH = Working Holiday or Working Holiday Maker or Working Holiday Visa Holder.  They could be on a 417 or [...] read more...

Irish backpacker has scalp and ear torn off and Victorian labour hire company fined $60,000

Annie Dunne (pictured) had her scalp and ear were torn off in the split second that has changed her life because of serious, unsafe work practices in a pear-packing shed [...] read more...

Operator talks in detail to The Byte: Backpacker killed in small plane tragedy

Two Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigators have completed the on-site phase of an investigation into the collision with terrain of Cessna C172M (registration number VH-WTQ), near Agnes Water in [...] read more...

Porter escapes deportation; backpacker hero to remain in Australia

Chris Porter (pictured) was facing deportation from Australia after failing to complete the farm work required to stay here. The British backpacker helped save the lives of others after a [...] read more...

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