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Driving in Tasmania’s tourist high season a bracing affair, locals say

Tasmania‘s natural beauty is a major drawcard for tourists from around the world and many of them, much to the dismay of locals, choose to drive themselves around. Key points [...] read more...

Why backpackers are disappearing from Sydney’s Kings Cross

Backpackers are being driven out of their traditional stomping ground of Sydney’s Kings Cross by a perfect storm of high property prices, the „lockout laws” and the rise of Airbnb. [...] read more...

Uluru tourism companies not worried about climb closure

Scott McMillan is at Uluru with a coach full of tourists from around the world, who are tucking into an Aussie barbecue that includes kangaroo, lamingtons and free flowing wine [...] read more...

#88daysaslave: backpackers share stories of farm work exploitation

Backpackers are sharing stories of slave-like conditions while picking produce on Australian farms under a working holiday program the government is hailing a success after a 20% spike in uptake [...] read more...

New Zealand growers still lack seasonal workers

New ZealandMeanwhile, in neighbouring New Zealand, a leading grower says the government’s move to allow more seasonal workers into the country still isn’t enough to keep up with demand. The [...] read more...

UK to Australia in just four hours with 6437kph passenger jet set to launch by 2030

Hypersonic passenger jets of the future could whisk Aussies to the London in just four hours, experts say. The journey usually takes around 19 to 20 hours — but flight [...] read more...

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Farmers welcome increased backpacker numbers – NFF

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed results showing a 20% increase in the number of backpackers applying for a second year working holiday maker visa. 43,219 second year visas were [...] read more...

Backpackers prepare for life on the farm amid growing demand and working holiday visa surge

Ley Webster trains farm workers and runs a recruitment agency to supply workers to West Australian farmers — but she has a problem. Key points: In the past year, the [...] read more...

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