So me and GF (both late 20s Americans) have been talking about doing an Australian WHV sometime this year, when I start reading shit like this:
TL,DR: visa holders are about to get fucked by getting taxed at 30+% and this has us reconsidering our options.
Straya had us thinking we'd be making bank (relatively speaking), but looks like that isn't the case anymore. Now New Zealand is starting to look like the better option for a WHV, with AU as a side trip at best.
It's not fake. Pictured is a 1966 50cent piece, which was the first year decimal currency was issued. The 1966 50cent piece is 80% silver, and has an actual silver weight of 1/3 of a troy ounce. At current spot price that makes this particular coin worth 6-7AUD.
tl;dr OP did not get ripped off.
>It's not fake. Pictured is a 1966 50cent piece, which was the first year decimal currency was issued. The 1966 50cent piece is 80% silver, and has an actual silver weight of 1/3 of a troy ounce. At current spot price that makes this particular coin worth 6-7AUD
Damn, I was just going to say that it was a real coin and I used to have a few in a box in my cupboard. You've done your research.
>New Zealand is starting to look like the better option for a WHV, with AU as a side trip at best.
You're probably right. Straya fucks anyone it can for tax, unless they're rich of course.
OP here, it's just a picture of the most Australian looking piece of currency I could find. The rest had the Queen and shit.
I'm wondering if this tax hike is changing any of /trv/'s plans. Is anyone cancelling or changing plans for a working holiday over this, or just biting the bullet and going anyway?
While we had been talking about NZ before learning about this, would it really be better? What other options might there be?
WHV tourists don't add much to the economy of the culture. They spend very little and turn decent towns into tourist dumps full of mouldy hostels. New Zealand is welcome to your minimal dollars.
You are an idiot. This is an amazing program that Australia invented to get cheap labour that most Australians don't want to do. Do you not fucking realize what the alternative is? It's bringing in foreign workers from shitholes like Philippines, India, Indonesia and Pakistan. Would you rather have Germans, Canadians and Brits around or fucking Pakis?