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Timing is everything. Working smart and avoiding cyclones.

So you’re thinking of doing a working holiday in Australia and it’s all a bit daunting. To make your visit a success, understanding Australia’s work seasons will help set up your stay. Tropical North Queensland is a backpackers paradise and as I type this (in July), virtually every business in the tourist town of Port …

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Australia’s best ski resorts for employees.

Welcome to our first of many resort awards articles. If the Wall Street Journal can rate ski resorts for their  readership, we can do it for our very different audience.  About the ratings: We’ve analysed the Australian ski resorts and applied weightings to their features for seasonal workers. Here are the following categories: The Essentials: …

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Dysfunctional ski resorts.

Skiers love to complain. Sometimes it’s over minor things like the snow being a bit windblown. Other times, complaining is absolutely justifiable. The last Northern Hemisphere winter saw the number of dysfunctional ski resorts increase dramatically.  Australia’s largest resort has joined that category due to chronic problems accessing the mountain. So what exactly is a …

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