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Driving in Tasmania’s tourist high season a bracing affair, locals say

Tasmania‘s natural beauty is a major drawcard for tourists from around the world and many of them, much to the dismay of locals, choose to drive themselves around. Key points […]

Why backpackers are disappearing from Sydney’s Kings Cross

Backpackers are being driven out of their traditional stomping ground of Sydney’s Kings Cross by a perfect storm of high property prices, the „lockout laws” and the rise of Airbnb. […]

Uluru tourism companies not worried about climb closure

Scott McMillan is at Uluru with a coach full of tourists from around the world, who are tucking into an Aussie barbecue that includes kangaroo, lamingtons and free flowing wine […]

#88daysaslave: backpackers share stories of farm work exploitation

Backpackers are sharing stories of slave-like conditions while picking produce on Australian farms under a working holiday program the government is hailing a success after a 20% spike in uptake […]

New Zealand growers still lack seasonal workers

New ZealandMeanwhile, in neighbouring New Zealand, a leading grower says the government’s move to allow more seasonal workers into the country still isn’t enough to keep up with demand. The […]