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Mildura backpackers paid 60 cents an hour

The Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating claims that a Victorian man is exploiting backpackers undertaking seasonal fruit picking work in Mildura, paying them as little as 60 cents an hour. The [...] read more...

January 6th, 2015 Comment (1)

MP Leigh advocates Airbnb

Federal MP Andrew Leigh has published an article outlining the benefits of Airbnb this week, mentioning the short-fall in Australian housing as a key indicator for the sites importance. Although [...] read more...

Wild Year for Wildlife Tours

Melbourne based tour operator Wildlife Tours Australia, has recently enjoyed a string of national industry awards, with the most recent announced in Sydney this week. Paul Beames the Managing Director [...] read more...

December 15th, 2014 No Comments

Kiwi airline to find new wings

The man behind the now defunct Kiwi Travel International Airlines has announced plans for a new ‘no-frills’ airline to launch in 2016. The New Zealand trans-Tasman airline went into liquidation in [...] read more...

December 15th, 2014 No Comments

Fair Trade: Kakadu still cheaper than a coffee

From 1 April 2016, entry fees to Kakadu National Park will cost more in the dry season and less in the wet. The new fee structure will ensure international and interstate [...] read more...

December 15th, 2014 No Comments

Tourism industry reeling from UN agency withdrawal

Australia’s withdrawal from the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) due to high membership fees has sparked outrage from industry bodies. The decision to leave the United Nation’s agency, which Australia has [...] read more...

December 14th, 2014 Comment (1)

Cairns backpackers underpaid $30,000

Cairns operator ‘Trek North Safari’s’ has come under fire for underpaying 5 backpackers on a 417 visa by a whopping $30,000. Businessman Leigh Alan Jorgensen claimed he never employed the [...] read more...

#ReefReels winner announced

Mockumentary ‘Mop Head’ has been announced as the winner of the #Reefreels short film competition this week, beating more than 70 competitors to the title. launched in September by campaign [...] read more...

December 10th, 2014 No Comments
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