Have your voice heard on the backpacker tax by making a submission to Government

NSW Farmers and our national counterpart, the National Farmers' Federation, will be making a comprehensive submission calling on the Government to abolish the backpacker tax and to deliver a solution that is reasonable, measured and support security of labour supply in agriculture.

On 15 August 2016, the Government finally announced the backpacker tax review that was foreshadowed prior to the Federal Election. Less than 3 weeks has been set for this review process and it will consider wider issues relating to backpackers beyond the proposed backpacker tax. Click here to read the review's terms of reference. Deadline for submissions is 2 September 2016.

Members are encouraged to also make individual submissions to the Review, accessible here and/or share with us by a reply email how the backpacker tax will affect your business. We need to include practical examples in our submission to illustrate concretely to the Government that backpackers are crucial to agriculture and the backpacker tax threatens to drive them away.

Contact: Industrial Relations

Phone: 1300 794 000

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