News in Australia

Be up to date. Here you will find all the news from Australia that are relevant for backpackers! All news at a glance!

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Australia International Travel ban and plan to open borders (April 2021)

Recently, Brendan Murphy, Secretary of the Department of Health has announced that borders will probably remain closed until 2022. Moreover, Prime Minister Scott...

Working Holiday Australia: Visa waiver or refund announced by the government

Following the announcement of its 2020-2021 Federal Budget, the Australian government has implement some measures concerning the Working Holiday Visa Makers. The most important...
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Farm work during the COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus has changed our lives and brought a lot of uncertainty. If you are a backpacker, you may have had to change your...
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Where to find Jobs in Australia during the COVID-19 crisis?

Just like the rest of the world, Australia is hit by the COVID-19 virus. Thousands of people have lost their jobs in Australia due...
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WHV Australia: specified work in disaster affected areas

Following the tragic events that recently struck the country, the Australian government has implemented temporary changes to the current laws in order to allow...

First Uluru Video Taken by a Drone

Also known as "Ayers Rock" Uluru is a sacred site that belongs to the Anangu Aboriginals in Australia. Even though tourists are allowed to...
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Fair Work’s App to record your hours and fight underpayment

To assist employers and employees in Australia, the government has launched an application « Record My Hours ». Indeed, sometimes employers fail to keep employee's records of...
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Backpacker tax overturned by Federal Court – Australia

Attention Backpackers, some amazing news for you all! Yesterday, Wednesday, October 30th, 2019, the Federal Court has ruled that the 15% Tax applied to...
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Backpacker Tax settled for 15% in Australia

The backpacker tax has been discussed for several years in Australia. The debate started a couple of years ago and was finally settled by...
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Work and Holiday Visa (462) – Second year visa in Northern...

Since 2016, Work and Holiday Visa makers (subclass 462) are able to work in the Northern Australia in tourism and hospitality or agriculture, forestry...