Hey!! So for any of you following me on Facebook you would have noticed i posted a super excited live video talking about how our 417 visa age limit has rose to 35 years of age instead of 30!! However, before you drop everything and start looking for your farm work or booking your flight I got some pretty bad news for you. IT WAS REVOKED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION!! 😦 😦 😦
I have been checking the Australian Government Website for the last 2 weeks and this still has not been updated. Reports state that a decision is soon to be made but as it stands the new government of Australia is not showing any signs of care towards backpackers that have entered the country. What has come into play is a rise in tax payments and an additional tax of 65% on your superannuation before you leave the country.
Where is the good news for us backpackers??
What are your thoughts on these new Government rules to backpackers? Share in the comments! 🙂