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Backpackers, bushfires and Blazeaid

Backpackers will be granted ­special visa benefits to help rebuild homes, fences and farms in bushfire-ravaged communities under an overhaul of the working holidaymaker program aimed at fast-tracking reconstruction and […]

Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants NOW OPEN

February 25th, 2020 No Comments

Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants On 11 February 2020, the Government announced the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program, a $10 million grants program which has been drawn from the […]

Travel ban extended to protect Australians from the coronavirus

Ongoing fears about the COVID-19 coronavirus have led the Federal Government to extend its ban on travellers from mainland China to Australia until 29th February. So what does it mean […]

New rules for backpackers helping with bushfire recovery

Foreign backpackers and others on working holiday visas will be able to help bushfire- affected communities get back on their feet following changes announced last week by the Morrison Government. […]

Journalist falls for Australian drop bear prank while covering Kangaroo Island bushfires

January 21st, 2020 No Comments

When a Scottish journalist was asked if she wanted to hold an elusive Australian “drop bear” during the Kangaroo Island bushfire crisis, she jumped at the chance — falling for […]

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