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Iconic Fraser Island fire out of control

Queensland has looked across the border for help to contain the out-of-control bushfire burning on Fraser Island, with challenging firefighting conditions expected again today. Key points: Residents in the beachside [...] read more...

BYTAP supports the final report for the review into the Working Holiday Maker program

The Joint Committee on Migration has released it’s final report for the inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program. BYTAP supports the recommendations of their report and their comments around [...] read more...

Growers plead for fresh ideas after $150,000 worth of unpicked food ploughed back into paddocks

A North Queensland vegetable grower says she may not plant next year after making the “soul-destroying” decision to plough the last of her 2020 crop back into the ground. Key [...] read more...

Kindness pandemic spreads in Manjimup, WA, to help backpackers during COVID-19

Imagine backpacking on the other side of the world when a global pandemic is declared. Key points: A small community in WA’s south west actively welcomed backpackers during COVID-19 while [...] read more...

Would you work for $500 a DAY? Desperate farmers offer out-of-work Australians extraordinary money t...

Farmers are facing the prospect of leaving fruit to rot on trees during harvestCOVID-19 travel restrictions have caused a severe shortage in foreign workers  Growers are calling on unemployed Australians to [...] read more...