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Hostel: the S is for social

On warm summer nights, walking past numerous Kings Cross hostels I see backpackers gathered on the pavement out the front. I can hear them chatting in English, French and German [...] read more...

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...

NEW PRODUCT: Backpacker’s hostel on Capricorn Coast

One September morning Alicia and Kris Thorpe dropped their eldest daughter off to dancing and by the afternoon were the new owners of Yeppoon’s future backpackers. Twelve months later and [...] read more...

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...

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