Snap seven-day lockdown hits Byron Bay backpackers
by Ali Coulton
In what sounds like the world’s worst hotel quarantine, more than 80 people are now hunkered down in the hostel as health authorities race to contain a potential outbreak.
WHM parliamentary inquiry urges government to develop ‘Have a Gap Year at Home’ campaign
Young Australians would be the targets of a new campaign to combat a shortage of backpacker workers in agriculture, according to a recommendation from an inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program.
Dutch backpackers plan to sail from Australia to the Netherlands to escape COVID-19
However, the pair have described themselves as inexperienced sailors, which they reportedly acknowledge is “a bit of a problem”.
Backpackers to help out with bushfire relief efforts
The Federal Government has announced a new scheme to get backpackers involved in rebuilding bushfire-affected communities.
Backpackers share horror stories of Aussie farm work
You couldn’t pay us enough to go fruit picking for 88 days. However, that’s mostly because we’d eat all the fruit instead of giving it to the farmers.
Finnish backpackers attacked with shovel in Western Australian bush
Once again our love for bushwalks has been outweighed by our fear of Ivan Milat-esk attacks. Which is, coincidentally, a great excuse for avoiding physical exercise.
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