Senate rejects 15pc backpacker tax

IN a surprise move that has blindsided farming groups, the Senate today rejected the Government’s proposed 15 per cent tax for backpackers and seasonal workers. The Senate voted 35-32 to reject the compromise tax rate after it was widely expected that the new proposal would pass. The Labor Party moved an amendment for a 10.5pc tax which was passed in the Senate with the support of Labor, the Greens, independent senators Jacqui Lambie, Derryn Hinch and David Leyonhjelm, and One Nation senator, Rod Culleton. The amended bill will now go back to the House of Representatives, where it is likely…

Source: Grain Central
Senate rejects 15pc backpacker tax