THE federal government has announced fresh changes to the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) to reduce ongoing rorting of the system causing market distortions.
ONE Nation leader Pauline Hanson has openly criticised fellow party member and WA Senator Rod Culleton for breaking ranks on the backpacker tax to the detriment of farmers, during a tumultuous final week of parliament.
VICTORIAN Senator Derryn Hinch faced media today, to answer questions about his new-found support for a 13 per cent rate, shared with other crossbench Senators Jaqui Lambie and One Nation’s Rod Culleton.
THE Australian Greens have announced they’ve done a deal with the federal government to break the backpacker tax deadlock, agreeing to a 15 per cent rate.
QUEENSLAND farmers have accused Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon of misinterpreting a conversation about the farm group sharing Labor’s 10.5 per cents position on the backpacker tax.
With time running out to find a solution to the backpacker tax impasse, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ramped up his rhetoric on the issue.
NEGOTIATIONS to conclude the backpacker tax debacle have continued today in Canberra with key crossbench Senator Derryn Hinch pushing for a 13 per cent rate.
Australian agriculture is not happy about Canberra's handling of the backpacker tax, and it's letting the world know.
THE National Farmers’ Federation says there’s unprecedented disillusionment and anger among the farm sector at the political games being played over the backpacker tax in Canberra.