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  1. International Travel
    A new campaign has been launched in Australia to attract more young people to visit the country for working holidays as well as visiting families and friends. Called Aussie News Today and co-ordinated by Tourism Australia, it aims to use humorous and interesting stories about Australia and...
  2. International Travel
    States around Australia are working to attract even more visitors as official figures show that the number of international and domestic tourists continues to increase, in turn creating more job opportunities. New South Wales has revealed that it aims to continue to attract visitors from New...
  3. International Travel
    Home and Away soap opera and Thor movie star Chris Hemsworth has been involved in an online campaign aimed at attracting more people to Australia. Along with his family he has been documenting a trip around the country with his family as part of a Tourism Australia campaign to encourage more...
  4. International Travel
    A plan to introduce a higher rate of tax for young people in Australian with working holiday visas has been postponed until at least January 2017. Backpackers who work during their holiday in the country currently pay no tax on income up to $18,000 but the government had planned to introduce a...
  5. Jobs and work
    Australian tourism businesses across Northern Australia will now be able to employ seasonal workers from abroad to help fill seasonal labour shortages. Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said the pilot scheme will help boost the sector and unlock the potential of the vast area. Indeed, Tourism...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Ahead of the general election in Australia in July tourism officials are reminding politicians how important the industry is to the country's economy and calling for visa costs to be slashed. In particular the Tourism and Transport Forum Australia (TTF) is calling on all of Australia's...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Two new visa initiatives are being introduced that will enhance tourism, youth mobility and business links between Australia and Singapore. The new visa arrangements have been developed as part of the Australia-Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and the two countries have agreed to...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Airports around Australia have welcomed the decision to introduce fast track immigration services for those willing to pay a premium to avoid queues. The premium border security service is aimed at business travellers, wealthier passengers and those who can afford a fee for a faster immigration...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Crocodile Dundee is one of the most iconic film characters to emerge from Australia and now 30 years on from the first movie he is being used to encourage more people to visit. The 30th anniversary of the release of Crocodile Dundee is expected to provide a significant boost to tourism in...
  10. International Travel
    The introduction of online visa applications for Chinese people in Mandarin is being hailed as a positive step and one that is likely to result in an increase in visitors for both work and leisure. It is the first time that applications will be able to take place in a language other than...
  11. International Travel
    Australia continues to prove popular with people from all over the world with the latest data showing that there were 796,700 international visitors during February 2016. This is an increase of just over 10% compared to the previous year, according to the figures from the Australian bureau of...
  12. International Travel
    Plans to make international backpackers in Australia pay tax on their earnings looks likely to be scrapped after a campaign from tourism and agriculture industries raised concerns. The tax on people in Australia on working holiday maker visas who can work during their stay in the country was to...
  13. International Travel
    Australia's coastal experiences and aquatic facilities are the stars of a new campaign aimed at attracting even more visitors from overseas in 2016 that uses the latest technology. The latest drive from Tourism Australia uses VR and 360 technology to inspire prospective travellers considering...
  14. Visas and immigration
    An undulating sculpture reminiscent of waves on the ocean and made from layers of thin steel stacked on top of each other is to be built in Canberra after winning a national design competition for art that tells Australia's story of immigration. The Immigration Place design competition was won...
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