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!

Big changes for the Working Holiday Visa – Australia

We have some great news for the backpackers community. The Australian department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced some big changes for the...
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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...
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Volunteer Work Excluded from 2nd Year Working Holiday Visa in Australia

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The Australian Immigration announced  an evolution on the renewal of Working Holiday Visa (WHV / WHP) in Australia on the 1st May 2015. Now,...
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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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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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Backpacker tax changes for 2017

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Here are some news for all people on a Working Holiday Visa in Australia. The Australian government announced some important changes regarding the backpacker tax...
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Desperate for a cheap place to stay? Camping in Melbourne!

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Desperately looking for a cheap place to stay in an Australian city? Well…cities like Melbourne and Sydney are usually quite expensive. Especially the rent...
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Biggest Shark ever seen in Australia

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This weekend a 7-metre shark was spotted off the coast in the South of Australia. It could be the biggest shark ever spotted in...
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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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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...