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)

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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Following the tragic events that recently struck the country, the Australian government has implemented temporary changes to the current laws in order to allow...
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First Uluru Video Taken by a Drone

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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