News in Australia

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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Australia: Travel Info | Work & Travel (July 2022)

Faced with this global virus, governments took unprecedented measures to limit the coronavirus spread. We tell you more about the current COVID-19 situation in...
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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...

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...

Australia to open borders to Working visa holders, students and skilled...

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In November 2021, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that WHV visas (subclass 417 and 462), international students and skilled workers will be welcomed back...

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...

UK – Australia free Trade Deal & changes to Working Holiday...

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In June 2021, Morrison and Johnson held a joint press conference to announce the in-principle agreement, which could boost the Australian economy by up...

Covid-19 : Measures taken by Australia and current situation (February 2022)

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The coronavirus which appeared in December 2019 in China is still today a global issue. It has crossed borders and several countries have been...

Backpacker Tax Rates 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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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...

Australia to open borders for the first time since the pandemic...

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After 18 months of closed borders, Australia finally appears to be reopening to the outside world. Indeed, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on 1st...