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The Bush Tucker Man is back and he’s bringing the outback to your smartphone

Posted on: August 13th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

In the late 1980s, in the depths of remote Arnhem Land, a captain from the Australian Army sleeps in a swag and fishes the creeks. As he ventures through the [...] read more...

Victorian farm lobby calls backpacker visa expansion ‘definition of insanity’

Posted on: August 13th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

The Victorian farm lobby says it is insane to expect backpackers alone to address the industry’s labour shortages and fears new changes could lead to more exploitation on farms. Key [...] read more...

How to spot a fake review: You’re probably worse at it than you realise

Posted on: August 13th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Ever relied on an online review to make a purchasing decision? How do you know it was actually genuine? Consumer reviews can be hugely influential, so it’s hardly surprising there’s [...] read more...

Right destination, wrong photo: How tourism is plagued by misleading advertising

Posted on: July 30th, 2019 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

Imagine travelling to what you thought was your dream destination, only to find it is nothing like the picture. A photo of two kangaroos on an impressive beach was recently [...] read more...

Backpacker Boris Johnson: The new British PM’s raucous gap year in Australia

Posted on: July 30th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Long before Boris Johnson’s rise to power, the future British prime minister enjoyed a raucous gap year in Australia that he later said “made me the man I am today”. [...] read more...