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In March 2013, Tourism Australia, along with state and territory tourism organisations and partners including Citibank Dell, IKEA, Monster.com, Sony Music, STA Travel and Virgin Australia, launched the Best Jobs in the World global youth campaign.

The global youth campaign took Tourism Queensland’s highly successful 2009 Best Job in the World campaign and made it bigger by involving multiple partners to promote the whole of Australia.

At the heart of the campaign was a global competition to win one of six extraordinary dream jobs with a state or territory tourism organisation, including Destination New South Wales, Tourism Northern Territory, Tourism Queensland, Tourism Victoria, Tourism Western Australia and the South Australian Tourism Commission.

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Maxime Coquard, Best Jobs In The World - Wildlife Park Ranger, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Queensland © Tourism Australia

The campaign targeted travellers aged 18 to 30 years, living in Australia and overseas, with a particular focus on countries eligible for Australian Working Holiday visas.

Tourism Australia rolled out Best Jobs in the World in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the UK and the USA, resulting in 620,000 applications from 330,000 individuals in 196 countries, with 46,000 video entries during the six-week campaign.

The most sought-after job was  NSW's Chief Funster  (20.2 per cent), closely followed by  South Australia's Wildlife Caretaker  (19.9 per cent),  Queensland's Park Ranger  (17.5 per cent),  Western Australia's Taste Master  (14.7 per cent),  Northern Territory's Outback Adventurer  (14.3 per cent) and  Victoria's Lifestyle Photographer  (13.4 per cent).

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Greg Snell, Best Jobs In The World - Wildlife Caretaker, Adventure Bay Charters, Hopkins Island, South Australia © Tourism Australia

In May 2013, 18 finalists from 12 different countries were selected. The finalists were flown to Australia to spend a week undergoing a series of challenges relevant to their chosen job, with the successful candidates being announced in June 2013.

During the campaign, recruitment website Monster.com created an online jobs board that advertised temporary and casual jobs, aimed at travellers visiting Australia under the Working Holiday Maker program.

In addition, 60 youth travel operators around the world promoted the campaign through their own distribution network with STA Travel reporting a significant increase in enquiries and booking.

Andrew Smith, Best Jobs In The World - Chief Funster, Balloon Safaris Hot Air Ballooning, Hunter Valley, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Andrew Smith, Best Jobs In The World - Chief Funster, Balloon Safaris Hot Air Ballooning, Hunter Valley, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

The campaign resulted in significant publicity with more than 8,500 news articles worldwide generating over $44 million worth of media coverage.

Furthermore, a Tourism Australia survey of nearly 15,000 people who entered the Best Jobs in the World competition revealed that seven out of 10 participants planned to apply for an Australian working holiday visa, with four out of 10 seriously considering taking a working holiday in Australia.

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Looking for jobs in Australia so you can earn a wage while you wander? Consider these options.

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Most cafes will require you to complete a barista training course before being hired.

With the love of coffee alive and well across the country, being a barista means you can find a job anywhere you travel. You could brew at a beachfront cafe in Perth or create the deconstructed drinks on offer in Melbourne 's many hipster coffee shops. The best part about being a barista is that working in the mornings leaves you plenty of time for afternoons in the sun and by the beach.

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Little Creatures Brewery, Fremantle Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

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To serve alcohol in Australia, you are required to complete Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training.

Australia’s drink scene is thriving in cities across the country, which makes bartending a promising option for working holiday makers. Beyond earning a great starting wage, you’ll also get to mingle with the locals, score discounts on food and have your daytime free. There are small pubs, craft breweries, distilleries, wine bars and even posh rooftop bars all around the country where you can apply for jobs year-round.

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Mocan and Green Grout Cafe, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Tourism Australia

From quiet cafes to sought-after restaurants, Australia has an endless amount of establishments that need waiters to keep their dining room running smoothly. Luckily, you don’t need any experience to start, and you can find a schedule that fits seamlessly with your lifestyle. Try searching on popular job boards like Seek and Indeed , or simply stop into a few eateries and ask about open opportunities.

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Find a wide range of working holiday jobs using these helpful  job marketplaces .

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Sailaway Reef & Island Tours, Port Douglas, Queensland © Tourism Australia

With so many stunning aquatic destinations, employment as a deckhand is a popular choice for working holiday makers in Australia. After all, your office will be the open ocean, and you’ll get to meet other like-minded travellers. Consider looking for positions on a yacht or catamaran in Australia’s popular boating areas, such as the  Whitsundays  and  Cairns . You can also find jobs available on fishing vessels along the coast of almost every Australian state.

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Gold Rush Tours, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

General labour work is common among Working Holiday makers because it offers high wages and often requires no previous experience. Your tasks may include anything from gardening to simple construction and you'll likely get to soak up the great Aussie weather with outdoor work. Those who do have previous experience can look for a range of construction jobs, which are readily available across the country, especially if you have expertise in plumbing, carpentry or welding.

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Streetscape, Sydney CBD, New South Wales © Destination NSW

If you already have a university degree or relevant qualification, settle in to the buzz of one of Australia's vibrant cities with contract work in your chosen career. Short-term contracts, such as project contracts and maternity leave covers, can be found in fields such as accounting, marketing, human resources, IT, project management and more. Be sure to check each role for the required working rights before applying.

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Bungalow Bay Koala Village, Townsville, Queensland © Tourism Australia

If you’re looking for a job that offers a good wage and great schedule, then reception might be ideal. Salaries generally start above minimum wage, and typically no evening or weekend work is required, so you'll have plenty of time for short getaways. Receptionist work doesn’t necessarily require previous experience, but good organisational skills and administration knowledge will help you excel at the job.

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Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville, Queensland © Tourism Australia

Being an au pair allows you to join a typical Australian family and settle into the Aussie way of life. As an au pair, you may be responsible for tasks like school pick-up and drop-off, doing the children’s laundry and of course, caring for and entertaining the children. If you’re interested in this line of work, agencies such as AIFS , Smart Au Pairs and Dream Nannies  can help you find the right fit. Be aware that parents often require you to have a Working With Children Check and current first aid qualification, which vary by state.

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Crops in Malanda, Tropical North Queensland, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Australia is full of farms growing everything from avocados to apples. Farms are often short on fruit pickers and harvesters, offering an opportunity for working holiday makers to experience life in Australia's countryside, earn a wage, receive free accommodation and complete the three months of specified work that is required for most Working Holiday makers to stay an additional year. Harvest Trail is a great resource for understanding harvest seasons and finding work at different times of the year.

Sales assistant

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The Strand, Sydney, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Sales is an excellent career option for working holiday makers who want to gain real-world experience in commerce and customer service. You’ll gain valuable skills which you can use to enhance your CV when you return home and may receive benefits like in-store discounts, plus the daytime hours will leave you plenty of time to meet new friends and explore. There are many large shopping centres in Australia where you can start your search.

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Nitmiluk Visitor Centre, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

If you have a talent for talking with customers, a job in a call centre might be perfect for you. As a call centre operator, you’ll be responsible for handling customer enquiries, recording customer information and referring calls to the appropriate team. A job in a call centre will equip you with skills that apply to a huge range of careers, like organisation, data handling and multitasking.

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qualia, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland © Hamilton Island

Housekeeping is a popular job among backpackers and working holiday makers because it often offers free accommodation in some of Australia’s most stunning destinations, from the lush rainforest of the  Daintree  to the picturesque waters of  Margaret River . Housekeepers for hostels, hotels and boutique homestays are paid a wage for working hours, and in some cases, can volunteer a few hours a week to receive their accommodation for free.

Major event worker

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Australian Open, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Victoria © Tennis Australia

You can get incredible work experience by being in the thick of it at some of the world's biggest events. Melbourne boasts a massive list of major events each year including the Australian Open, F1 Australian Grand Prix and  Spring Racing Carnival . At the Australian Open , you'll find a wide variety of roles up for grabs, from hospitality staff to site crew. Melbourne isn't the only city with event jobs on offer – check out Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras , WOMAdelaide and Brisbane Festival for more employment opportunities.

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Queensland © Tourism Australia

While it’s not a paid job, volunteering offers valuable skills as well as the opportunity to get involved with a cause you’re passionate about. Help rehabilitate Australian wildlife at a sanctuary in Queensland , conserve diverse ecosystems in Western Australia or volunteer on an organic farm in exchange for free room and board. No matter which opportunity you choose, you’ll leave with a deeper insight into the people, places and wildlife that make Australia so unique.

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Money latest: 61 UK employers tried four-day week in world's biggest trial - 54 kept it going

Most UK companies that took part in the world's biggest four-day working week trial have kept the policy in place. Read this and more in the Money blog, your place for consumer and economic news, and leave a comment on the stories we're covering below.

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Each Thursday we look at a different savings option, explain the pros and cons and reveal the best deals on the market (see table below for that).  This week we're talking about fixed-rate bonds, and Savings Champion founder Anna Bowes has these thoughts...

As the name suggests, fixed-rate bonds pay a fixed rate of interest for a fixed term and this interest is taxable at your normal rate - if you exceed your Personal Savings Allowances.

Over the last couple of years, fixed-rate bond rates have increased substantially and many of the top rates are now paying more than inflation, although this may not be the case for those who pay tax on their savings.

That said, the competition has slowed recently as it appears inflation is more under control and as a result the Bank of England base rate is expected to start to fall. 

What is interesting and a little unusual is that the longer-term bond rates are lower than the short-term rates. Normally you would expect to be rewarded for tying your money up for longer, but that's not the case at the moment. 

This is a clear indication that the base rate is expected to fall over the next few months and years. 

So, locking into a longer-term bond, even at lower rates, may turn out to be a wise move, especially if the interest you are earning is beating inflation for the duration of the bond.

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Love a fish and chips dinner? You may have noticed the price of potatoes has increased over the past month.

Some lines of potatoes are up by as much as 22% over the month due to weather issues affecting supply, according to analysis of Assosia data by The Grocer . 

Maris piper potatoes rose in price significantly between the week beginning 8 January and 12 February, with 2kg bags increasing by more than 10% in Lidl, Waitrose, Aldi, Tesco and Sainsbury's. 

In Sainsbury's, the biggest hike was 22.2% - from £1.35 per bag in the second week of January to £1.65 per bag last week. 

Tesco also had rises of more than 20%, saying there had been "challenging growing conditions" prompted by wet weather and that it was working to support farmers, growers and suppliers. 

This follows an annual average price hike of 11.5% for potatoes last year. 

NFU potato and policy chair Tim Rooke said earlier this week there could be a shortage by the end of the season. 

Poor weather had affected the quality of crops, he said, with many not "good enough to go into a bag to be put in Tesco".

Most UK companies that took part in the world's biggest four-day working week trial have kept the policy in place, according to a new report.

A total of 61 organisations took part in the 2022 pilot which saw employees work a shorter week with no loss of pay.

Of the companies involved, at least 54 confirmed they were still operating the policy one year on from the trial's initial results , and 31 have made the four-day week permanent.

The report from the Autonomy research group said all managers and CEOs consulted in a follow-up study said the four-day week had a "positive" or "very positive" impact on their company. 

The majority thought staff wellbeing had improved, while half said shorter weeks had a positive effect on reducing turnover.

Meanwhile, a separate follow-up survey with staff from 47 of the original pilot companies showed improvements in physical and mental health, work-life balance and general life satisfaction, Autonomy reported.

A four-day working week has generally been viewed positively, though some have raised concern over the pressure it could put on employees to cram their usual workload into a shorter space of time.

After Body Shop announced it was closing half of its stores in the UK, more than 2,000 jobs are at risk - but new figures show this is just the tip of the iceberg right now on the UK high street.

Data crunched by the financial website  Moneyzine  shows retail closures in January 2024 were 216% above the average of 2023, with 89 retail stores closing down every day last month.

Independent stores made up 75% of the total retail closures in January 2024.

Figures also show 9,950 people in retail lost their job every month in 2023 - that's 327 people on average every day.

Also last year, 8,745 retail stores closed every month on average.

Luke Eales, CEO Moneyzine, said data spanning from 2018 to January 2024 "painted a picture of a sector under siege". 

"Over these years, we've witnessed fluctuations in total job losses and retail store closures, but January 2024 marked a significant escalation in this trend, with retail store closures soaring to 216% above the 2023 monthly average," he said.

Aldi has revealed a big step up in its recruitment plans for 2024 through the creation of 5,500 new jobs .

The German-owned discounter had initially announced the creation of 1,500 jobs but said on Wednesday that the figure was being expanded to cover roles across the business.

Aldi, which is now Britain's fourth-largest supermarket chain after overtaking Morrisons in market share terms last year, said it is seeking store assistants, managers and cleaners at new stores opening this year.

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Average household disposable income has risen to the highest level since March 2022 , according to new figures from Asda's income tracker.

A typical UK household had £230 of disposable cash per week in January - a 6.1% rise year-on-year.

Weaker food price inflation and national insurance rate cuts contributed to the improvement, Asda said.

However it noted that while middle income households had the most "robust growth", it was a different picture for the lowest earning families who saw a decrease in their spare cash.

Britons spent more in discount stores last month as higher living costs continued to hit people's pockets.

Nationwide's latest spending report reveals households spent 41% more at budget outlets in January than in the same month last year.

Low-cost supermarkets Lidl and Aldi saw annual spending increases of 10% and 3% respectively, Nationwide said.

But despite Britons turning more to discount stores, its figures also show an increase in "discretionary" spending on holidays, health and beauty, gardening and subscriptions and digital goods.

The UK winners of a £61m EuroMillions jackpot have been revealed as Richard and Debbie Nuttall - who at first thought they had only won £2.60.

The lucky couple, both 54, from Colne,  Lancashire , won a £61,708,231 share of the £123m jackpot prize from the draw on 30 January - the other winning ticket having been purchased in Spain.

Speaking to the media today at Mitton Hall Hotel in Clitheroe, Lancashire, Mr Nuttall said: "We are dazed, it's surreal, it's a huge amount of money. You dream of winning the lottery but you never think it's going to be you, but it is."

He revealed he was checking his emails while on holiday in Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, earlier this year when he found a message from the lottery saying he had a £2.60 win in his account and told his wife.

She responded: "Woo hoo, we can get a bacon butty with that."

He then went out for the day and came back to the room. Then he checked his emails and found a message from the lottery saying he needed to check his account again.

Two new suppliers will be allowed to restart involuntary installations of prepayment meters, Ofgem has announced.

E.ON and Tru Energy have met strict criteria imposed last year amid concerns vulnerable people were being exploited.

EDF, Octopus and Scottish Power were the first suppliers allowed to restart in January.

It remains the case that suppliers cannot force prepayment meters on people aged over 75 with no support in their house or homes with children aged under two.

An Ofgem spokesperson said: "We've made clear that suppliers must exhaust all other options before considering forced installation of a prepayment meter, and consumers can help themselves by reaching out to their supplier as soon as possible if they think they won't be able to pay their bill, so payment options can be discussed. 

"Our rules on when, and how, a prepayment meter can be installed are clear and we won't hesitate to take action if suppliers act irresponsibly."

You can find out your rights on Ofgem's website  here .

As we reported earlier, UK government finances saw a record surplus in January thanks to a big rise in self-assessed income tax receipts and lower interest payments on the national debt.

The surplus was £16.7bn -the highest since records began in 1993, but still lower than expected.

These are the last set of public finance figures before the chancellor's budget in March - so what does it mean for the economy and people's pockets?

Why was income tax up?

Simon French, chief economist at UK investment bank Panmure Gordon, told business presenter Ian King that income tax receipts were up 11%.

This is largely due to a huge stealth tax imposed by the government in freezing income tax thresholds (instead of raising them in line with inflation) since 2021, dragging many more Britons into paying tax (this is known as "fiscal drag") and raising the amount the rest us pay significantly. The freeze will last for six years.

Jobs growth has also helped increase income tax receipts.

During the first 10 months of the financial year, the government borrowed £96.6bn. That was down £3.1bn on the same period last year and was below forecasts.

Stamp duty receipts down

"Stamp duty down 21% tells you about the very becalmed nature of the UK housing market," says Mr French.

This chart illustrates which receipts are up, and which are down...

But the surplus is good for the chancellor ahead of his 6 March budget, right?

Mr French points out that the increase in tax receipts is being outstripped by promised rises in benefits and pensions in April.

"In pounds, shillings and pence, benefit spending went up by even more than tax receipts, which is not great news for the chancellor," he said.

"The overall deficit is still... it's going to be £110bn for the year. That's still right on a knife edge of the fiscal rules.

"The idea that, in the round, this is now a very favourable public sector finance backdrop is just not true."

But the fact the government's energy support scheme has ended means there could be some leeway for tax cuts in the budget.

"You've got the potential to do that [but] I think the real challenge for the prime minister and the chancellor... they've talked very much about long-term decision making," said Mr French, adding that investing in the economy "might be the better strategic decision".

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While we make an effort to keep our focus UK-wide, we've had some interesting data on the London rental market from Zoopla.

It shows a £1,800 difference in average rents between the cheapest and most expensive boroughs - and illustrates the scale of rent increases over the last decade, from an average of £1,529 in 2013 to £2,119 now.

Average rent in London is now almost double the UK as a whole - but inflation is starting to slow as prices in the capital near an "affordability ceiling", Zoopla says.

Here's a look at how rents have risen across London's 32 boroughs in the past year...

Zoopla says rental growth has slowed the most in inner London boroughs - those which typically have the highest monthly rents.

But for those in the capital's outer areas it's a different story, with many areas seeing double-digit inflation.

In the slightly more affordable areas of Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham, rents have risen by more than 13%, according to the property portal's figures.

On what's next for London's rental market in 2024, Zoopla says annual inflation is predicted to slow to around 2%, with demand continuing to drop as many renters struggle to afford the mammoth prices.

The news of slowing inflation may come as little comfort to those trying to make their way in the capital, however, as this table shows just how much rents have increased in the past decade...

Virgin Media is giving people £75 in bill credit if they sign up to a specific broadband deal.

Anyone who picks the Virgin Media M250 plan  will get the cash towards their monthly bill - covering the first two months.

The plan has download speeds of 264Mbps and costs £36 a month across an 18-month contract. It's one of the cheapest deals offered by Virgin Media (their lowest is £29)

It's not clear how long the offer will last.

Meanwhile, sister company O2 is offering new and existing customers £150, £200 or £250 on a prepaid Mastercard when purchasing a mobile contract from O2.

And Sky, the owner of Sky News, has dropped prices on two of its broadband packages by up to £8.50 a month .

It's clearly a time for offers - ahead of annual prices hikes across the industry in April.

Generally, broadband and mobile providers use either December's inflation rate (4%) or the January RPI rate (4.9%) to calculate annual April price rises.

They then add 3.9%. 

So, most Virgin Media and some O2 customers are looking at an 8.8% rise from April as the companies use RPI.

Providers including BT, EE and PlusNet have all calculated their rises by using the lower CPI inflation figure (so, 7.9% in total). Sky announced this month its broadband and TV customers would see an average 6.7% hike.

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