Monthly Archives: October 2016

Coalition Pushes for 2017 Arrival of Backpacker Tax, but Labor Refuses to Acquiesce

Despite strong opposition from a coalition of rural employers, the Australian Government has elected to proceed with its highly controversial “backpacker tax”. The contentious new policy was announced by Treasurer Scott Morrison, who confirmed that the tax changes will come into effect from January 2017. Under the latest round of proposed policy changes, Working Holiday… Read More