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Industry calls for tax to be dumped as workers disappear

TAXING backpackers higher than other staff is bad for business. That’s the message from the agriculture industry after the Federal Court found the Federal Government’s Backpacker Tax couldn’t be applied [...] read more...

Tasmania Makes National Geographic’s Top 25 Best Trips List for 2020

Tasmania has been named one of the top 25 must-see destinations and travel experiences for 2020 by National Geographic. Australia’s island state has been selected as the number one best adventure [...] read more...

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Working in Australia for $3 an hour — life on the working holiday visa

There’s a subclass of workers in Australia being paid as little as $3 an hour, but there’s nothing strictly illegal about their situation. Key points The working holiday visa program [...] read more...

Australia reveals details of ‘much-awaited’ new regional work visa

Australia is set to introduce new regional work visas from 16 November 2019. The visa subclass 491 will offer 14,000 places each year for the foreign skilled workers living and [...] read more...

Federal Government should repeal its failed Backpacker Tax

AUSVEG, Australia’s peak industry body for the vegetable industry, has called on the Federal Government to repeal the controversial Backpacker Tax in full, following the Federal Court’s decision that it [...] read more...

THE WINNERS: Adventure Tourism Awards 2019

The Adventure Tourism Awards 2019 were held on Thursday at The Island in the Gold Coast. There was a massive turnout from the industry, all dressed up and looking resplendent. [...] read more...

Perth and Gold Coast embrace regional tags for influx of skilled migrants

Skilled migrants are now being encouraged to move to Perth and the Gold Coast as the Federal Government grapples with congestion in Australia’s three biggest cities. Key points: Perth and [...] read more...

Water safety campaigns ‘not showing migrant faces’ failing to reach those at risk

Migrants and international students are the targets of a new water safety video that aims to reduce drowning deaths along the Australian coastline. Key points: The Turbans-4-Australia charity is launching [...] read more...

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