Push to turn Cairns into Australia’s Las Vegas Queensland MP Aidan McLindon says he'll push ahead with his idea to establish Cairns as Australia's new Las Vegas, despite the city's mayor dismissing the idea. Accused people smuggler says he helped out of duty – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) An alleged people smuggler has told a Perth court he provided […]

Australia Travel News 07/07/2010

Tourism NT uses “Abo” as paid search term – mUmBRELLA It was discovered that the derogatory term of "Abo" for Aboriginal was a paid search term by Tourism NT. Featuring Perth! | Perth BBM covers Perth, giving you the low-down on what there is to do and see. Tas trials new tourism accreditation system – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) […]

WhyGo Australia News 05/10/2010

APEC week has officially shut down Sydney Until September 9th 2007. As you read through and watch some of the some of the attached serious articles and associated silly stuff, it does make one wonder about calling Australia the land of the free. A police state has been declared in the Central Business District of Sydney. While Security is obviously […]

APEC Week, News From Sydney

The Good news? Sydneysiders will be getting an extra Holiday on Friday September the 7th, 2007. However, that translates to a nightmare for anyone planning to visit during that weekend. The APEC Summit will basically be shutting down the CBD (Central Business District) for a few days before and after. I just heard on the radio this morning, dear President […]

APEC Summit closes Sydney Opera House From Sept 3

Australia is not known for its budget airlines, however, there is something to celebrate for all of you budget travellers Down Under. Virgin Blue is celebrating their 7th Birthday by offering amazing sales on flights and vacation deals. Destinations for cheap airfare include Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific! Check out the deals: Some Blue Vacation Deals: Canberra- 2 […]

Virgin Blue Turns 7 and You Get the Savings

Bono’s got nothin’ on this guy! Perth, Bendigo, Geelong, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra, and NZ! Do you need a bit of inspiration? You are in luck! The Dalai Lama is touring Australia! Love that picture! The days are counting down to the arrival in Australia and in Melbourne of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama […]

Australia Hosts the Dalai Lama

Free Board- a dude skateboarding across OZ!!! It’s taken 105 years, but on Monday a woman led the Australian government in the Senate for the first time. The Bass to Barra trail was launched in April 2005 and has been so popular that a Bass to Barra Trail Guide has been released. This trail is Australia’s only closed […]

Daily Dose- Food, Politics, and Free Board Baby!

Backpackers will soon be able to work for up to twice as long while in Australia under changes to the Working Holiday Maker scheme. A new provision to the scheme will allow any person who has undertaken seasonal harvest in regional Australia for a minimum of three months to make an application for a second Working Holiday Maker visa. “It […]

Backpacker working holiday extension