New Tax on Backpackers

Tax on Backpackers is a real possibility

Tax on Backpackers

Tax on Backpackers

Barnaby Joyce Agriculture and Water Resources Minister has hinted that soon there could be a new tax on backpackers introduced soon when he was speaking at Narangba in Queensland on day two election campaign.

There was a proposal to soften the rate that would go to 32.5 per cent on the 1st of July, but this was rejected ahead of last week’s budget. Several farming groups have warned that the proposed increase is already impacting the availability of seasonal workers.

Treasurer Scott Morrison stated that "backpackers need to pay tax while visiting Australia because they use public services". At a budget lunch, Mr Morrison said “I don't think we've actually resolved it at a point yet where I think we've got good policy”.

A horticulture spokesperson said if the tax increase was introduced many farmers would not be able to harvest their crops as they would not have enough fruit picking workers.

Senate estimates has revealed that in 2014-15 there were roughly 58,000 backpackers working as fruit pickers and the general trend has been increasing. Anne Ruston Assistant Agriculture and Water Resources Minister said when this was announced in the 2015 budget the Labor Party supported the changes.

If this new tax for backpackers who are fruit picking is to go ahead farmers are scared fruit will not be picked leading to higher prices at the checkout.

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Fruit Picking Lismore. This New South Wales Town is located 40 kms inland from Byron Bay between the rainforests and the sea. Lismore offers fruit picking work all year round, some crops are lychee, avocado, apple, stone fruit and blueberry farms which provide harvest workers with employment. Speciality coffee and tea, macadamia nuts, bush tucker [...]Continue reading...

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Fruit Picking Leeton. This town is located in New South Wales and is the administrative hub of the massive Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA). Leeton is known for its historic architecture, horticulture, extensive rice farms, processing facilities, art deco buildings and plentiful, wide open parklands in the town. Fruit Picking Leeton. When to go? January to December [...]Continue reading...

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Fruit Picking Hunter Valley. This town in New South Wales is located in the Hunter River Basin some 150 kms to the North of Sydney and is also the home to a large wine industry. This wine industry attracts fruit pickers due to the amount of work in the area picking grapes. The Hunter Valley [...]Continue reading...

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Fruit Picking Hillston. This fruit picking town is located near the Lachlan River in New South Wales. It's a very productive area for picking fruit as it's on top of the Great Artesian Basin. The excellent quality artesian water has allowed orange growing to flourish. Cotton and other fruit including grapes are also produced in [...]Continue reading...

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Fruit Picking Hay this town is positioned alongside the Murrumbidgee River, Hay is located 735 kms from Sydney. It is at the intersection of three highways; the Sturt Highway, the Cobb Highway and the Western Highway. With its well renowned flat, open plains, the road to Hay is certainly an eye opener. Fruit Picking Hay. [...]Continue reading...

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