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#STOPADANI Roadshow. Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne

Join the #StopAdani Roadshow in your nearest city to hear from local and international campaigners about how to protect the Reef by winning one of the world’s biggest fossil fuel [...] read more...

LYTE BYTE: A paid sex break for backpackers could increase fertility rates amongst European countrie...

This week it’s all about sex — or rather, a lack of it —and what appears to be a trend in countries who are encouraging their populations to rise up [...] read more...

Uber expands its offering into regional cities and is upsetting cabbies everywhere.

Love it or loathe it, the ride-sharing service Uber isn’t going anywhere and just announced plans to begin servicing the regional cities of Cairns, Wollongong, Townsville and the Hunter Valley. [...] read more...

IVS out; numbers up, but overnights are down and expenditure is flat

International visitors to Australia spent a record $39.1 billion in the year ending December 2016 – 7% or $2.5 billion more than the previous year. The number of visitors aged [...] read more...

change.org petition set up to persuade the Australian Government to regulate work visa scheme

A petition has been set up by Rosie Ayliffe (mother of slain backpacker Mia) Tom Jackson and my daughter Mia were working under extreme duress in a highly charged and aggressive atmosphere at [...] read more...

AGENT ALERT: The most luxurious reef vessel in Australia, and its for backpackers/students!

Website Travel (Product ID: 4068) Name: Reef Cruise from Cairns with Down Under Cruise & Dive New Pricing (from April 1, 2017): $155 per Adult, don’t forget the reef levy [...] read more...

Growers warned by officials to pay backpackers the correct pay rate

Growers are being warned to be careful that they are paying backpackers undertaking fruit picking work the right wages in a new government crackdown. Officials have reminded operators to be vigilant when [...] read more...

Who is responsible for the safety of travellers? Govt/themselves/industry. All 3?

The mother of British traveller Mia Ayliffe-Chung (who was fatally stabbed in Queensland), says the Australian Government must do more to protect young travellers in regional areas. Rosie Ayliffe made [...] read more...

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