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American working holiday makers: now is the time

At the annual BOA NSW meeting in September, Kristy Carstairs explained the challenge Tourism Australia faces when persuading American youth to come to Australia on a working holiday. “Little appreciation [...] read more...

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Study shows one in three backpackers and international students are paid half the legal minimum wage...

Written by Abbie O’Brien of SBS A new report has found one in three international students and backpackers in Australia are being paid about half the legal minimum wage. It [...] read more...

November 22nd, 2017 Comment (1)

Accommodation & hospitality – Pending removal from 457 list

The Department of Employment (DoE) has released a Traffic Light Bulletin on possible changes to the skilled migration occupation lists to take effect 1 January 2018. Please note the Traffic [...] read more...

Power to the people: postcode change a win for farmers

What’s in a number? A lot if you’re a farmer in regional Australia crying out for seasonal workers. We recently published a story on the farmers of Mount Binga, Queensland lobbying for [...] read more...

Queensland’s farmers are moving away from backpacker labour

As two of Far North Queensland’s big-ticket produce items (lychees and mangoes) come into season, the industry is experiencing a shift away from  backpackers towards Pacific Islanders. Growers now need [...] read more...

Business Victoria has just launched a new website for budding tourism enterpreneurs

Looking to start or grow a tourism business in Victoria? A new resources website for the tourism industry has just been launched. The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Tourism and [...] read more...

The biggest changes I’ve discovered in my old friend Byron

The year was 2000, we had just survived the threat of “Y2K”, I was fresh out of school and a friend and I decided to head up the east coast [...] read more...

TECH BYTE: 9 (no 8) ways to merge offline and online marketing for positive results

There seems to be an ongoing struggle in the marketing world over whether a company should still use traditional offline marketing strategies given the prevalence of online marketing in the [...] read more...

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