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WWOOF petition presented to higher places

This petition is beginning to gain momentum, with almost 5000 signatures it asks for immediate changes to recently announced Second Working Holiday Visa criteria. And pleads to the Minister for [...] read more...

Breaking bread: Bakery accused of underpaying workers

It’s not just fruit pickers and 7 Eleven workers who are being grossly underpaid, it seems the bread-makers are at it too.  Well-known flatbread company, Mountain Bread has been accused of [...] read more...

OTA commissions likely to rise! Have your say

In the wake of Expedia gobbling up Wotif (Australia’s leading OTA), last year, the ACCC is conducting a survey to see what impact this consolidation has had on commission rates. [...] read more...

Farms closing due to working holiday visa changes

Almost as immediately as the changes to the Second Working Holiday Visa eligibility came into place, farms in rural Australia are feeling the devastating effects as ‘willing to work’ backpackers [...] read more...

Visa changes deprive international visitors of experiential learning about Australia

The decision to drop volunteer work from the Second Working Holiday Visa eligibility is a mis-guided and unpopular move that is not only threatening rural businesses, but disadvantaging international visitors [...] read more...

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