News in Australia

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Minimum wage in Australia will increase in July 2019

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The FairWork Commission has just announced good news for all Australian workers. As of July 1, 2019, an increase in the national minimum wage...
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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...
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Giant Kangaroo Threatens Brisbane Residents

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A kangaroo over two meters tall and nearly 100 kilos was spotted in suburban Brisbane last weekend. Impressive in size and very muscular, the...
Qantas plans direct flight from London to Perth in 17 hours

Qantas plans the first direct flight London-Perth in 17 hours

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Qantas recently announced the first direct flight between London and Perth. The trip is going to be the longest international flight in the world...

A man survived in the Australian Outback eating ants

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After 6 days the missing hunter Reg Foggerdy was found alive in the Outback of Western Australia. He survived without water by eating black...

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

In October 2020, the government announced its 2020-2021 Federal Budget. Among the measures, some concerned Working Holiday Visa Makers and especially visa refunds or...
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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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Opening Borders in Australia: First International plan unveiled by Tourism Restart...

Australia is opening the borders after COVID19. The media today relayed information that was long overdue for a few weeks. The schedule for the...
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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...