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Archive criteria : 2016

Western Australia Cabinet changes highlight importance of the visitor economy

March 30, 2016 The West Australian Premier yesterday announced a number of new cabinet changes.  The revised Cabinet puts a focus on the key portfolios which will be instrumental in broadening our economy Tourism, State Development, Agriculture and Food and Fisheries. In a … read more

$5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

March 30, 2016 The Federal Government has announced legislation to introduce the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, a centrepiece of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia. With 40 per cent of Australia’s land mass but only around five per cent of our population, … read more

Inquiry into innovation and creativity: workforce for the new economy

March 30, 2016 An Inquiry into innovation and creativity: workforce for the new economy is being undertaken by the Standing Committee on Education and Employment at the request of the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham.  The Inquiry terms … read more

Review of ‘backpacker tax’ announced

March 30, 2016 The TAA National Board met with the Tourism Minister, Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck and the new Minister for Trade & Investment, the Hon. Steven Ciobo MP in early March. Amongst a number of items we raised our concerns at … read more

TAA keeps unregulated short-term accommodation in the spotlight

March 30, 2016 One of the most significant Parliamentary inquiries into the burgeoning unregulated short-term accommodation sector held public hearings in NSW this month. The Committee is looking into the ‘Adequacy of the regulation of short-term holiday letting in NSW’, and TAA organised … read more

4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards – Casual and Part-time Employment

March 30, 2016 As per our previous newsletter the casual and part-time employment aspects of the 4 yearly review of modern awards will be heard across 19 hearing days between March and August this year.  The Australian Council of Trade Unions is seeking … read more

JLL Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Highlights

February 22, 2016 JLL APAC Hotel Investment Highlights

Latest 457 visa statistics released

February 22, 2016 The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released the latest 457 visa stats.  The number of 457-visas granted in the six months to 31 December 2015 was down 10.4%, the number of applications lodged dropped by 1.2%. The DIBP … read more

457 Quarterly Report

February 22, 2016 457 Quarterly Report

Tourism Australia International Market Update

February 22, 2016 Tourism Australia’s International Market Update (formerly the Quarterly Market Update) provides an update to industry on the current state of international tourism for Australia. At the time of publishing, the report contains the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, International Visitor Survey data … read more