Working Holiday News

Update on the update on the ‘Backpacker Tax’

Update on the update on the ‘Backpacker Tax’

So we have now an update on the update about the proposed Australian Federal Government’s ‘Backpacker Tax’. You will remember that there was to be a proposal that working holiday makers working in Australia would not benefit from having a ...

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Update on ‘Backpacker Tax’ 17 May 2016

Update on ‘Backpacker Tax’ 17 May 2016

The Australian Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Small Business, Kelly O’Dwyer, announced that the so called ‘Backpacker Tax’ is to be put ON HOLD until January 2017. Therefore, this prospective tax will NOT come into effect on 1 July 2016.

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One in 20 Working Holiday Makers given 457 Visas

One in 20 Working Holiday Makers given 457 Visas

Two-thirds of 457 visa workers have secured jobs that did not have to be advertised to Australians. There has been a long debate about Australia’s reliance on overseas workers, and new Immigration Department statistics reveal just one in three of ...

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