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  1. Jobs and work
    The Australian Government has launched a new campaign to attract more working holidaymakers but they particularly want them to take up jobs in the regions. According to Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, while Australia had a reputation as a top destination for...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Details of changes to working holiday maker, or backpackers as they are often known, visas have been revealed by the Australian department of Immigration. In a bid to attract more young people to parts of Australia away from the south and east of the country those with a working holiday visa...
  3. Jobs and work
    Young people spending a year in Australia who want to work will pay 15% tax on their earnings from January 2017, it has been confirmed. The backpacker tax, as it is known, is highly controversial and originally the Government had proposed a rate of 32.5% for people with 471 and 462 visas...
  4. Jobs and work
    Working holiday makers in Australia will have their tax status assessed according to their individual circumstances but should only be taxed on what they earn in the country, the tax office has confirmed. With the tax arrangement for working holiday makers due to change from January 2017, there...
  5. Visas and immigration
    On 27 September 2016, the Australian Government announced that the Visa Application Charge (VAC) for Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) will be reduced by $50 to $390 come 1 January 2017. Further, the Government has approved a tax rate of 19 per cent on earnings up to $37,000 to working holiday...
  6. Jobs and work
    The Australian Government's review and public consultation on issues affecting Working Holiday Maker visa holders is well under way with an announcement promised before the end of the year. Public submissions must be made by Friday 02 September and the review's outcomes will take effect from 01...
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