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Is unfair treatment of WHM beginning to bite?

Key Points for WHM visas to June 2017. In 2016-17: a total of 211,011 Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visas (subclass 417 and subclass 462) were granted, a 1.7 per cent [...] read more...

Backpacker Tax challenge no comfort for growers

News that foreign backpackers are launching a legal challenge to federal tax law will bring no comfort to the state’s growers.  The so-called backpacker tax under challenge came into force [...] read more...

January 9th, 2018 No Comments

Cover your assets: a series on insurance

Part one: the basics People in the youth tourism industry are a fun-loving bunch, but if I took a poll as to which aspects of operating a backpacker-related business are [...] read more...

NEW PRODUCT: Kymera Boards at Fitzroy Island Dive Centre

The Kymera is the most exciting of all the jet boards to ride! The Kymera Board is an Electric Jet Body Board. They are light weight and have a speed [...] read more...

Hostel: the S is for social

On warm summer nights, walking past numerous Kings Cross hostels I see backpackers gathered on the pavement out the front. I can hear them chatting in English, French and German [...] read more...

Merry Christmas to all

and the very best for a prosperous new year. The Byte remains the eNews of choice for Australia’s backpacker and youth tourism sector and remains the world’s only eNews truly [...] read more...

WeChat: China’s tech juggernaut is making waves in Australia

In the middle of last year The Byte introduced readers to this new phenomenon. Now its better known we have sourced and update to see where its headed and what [...] read more...

Earning their keep: a glimpse into the backpacker experience

Each winter, the Lockyer Valley’s population swells as work-hungry backpackers flock to the ‘salad bowl of Queensland’ to help with the harvests. Between 2000-3000 extra hands are working on the [...] read more...

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