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With the double dissolution election announced for July 2nd time is running out for the government to make an official statement regarding the implementation of the backpacker Tax.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce was quizzed on the backpacker tax at a press conference at 3pm on Sunday July 8th. Senator Joyce’s response to the tax was “We are still working on the matter and are confident a resolution will be found” .




Whispers Point to A Deferall

It has been reported by various news outlets that the backpacker tax will be put on hold for six months. The Byte reported that Alex de Waal CEO of Tourism Tropical NQ announced at a recent YHA Conference in Cairns, that the backpacker tax has been put on hold for 6 months.

Jane Norman, reporting for the ABC also reported that ” Treasurer Scott Morrison told the National Press Club today, it was a complicated issue that was still under consideration.

“There are a lot of complicated issues here and I don’t think we’ve actually resolved at a point yet where I think we’ve got good policy, and I’m not going to back policy which I don’t think is good policy,” he said

So that issue remains live

It seems there will be a deferral or the backpacker tax while they government consults with industry stakeholders. It has

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