Labor’s Backpacker Tax Hurting the Economy


Labor is operating under the false apprehension that Australia’s prosperity can be achieved through higher taxes. From 1 July, the government has made changes so that the visa for backpackers, the working holiday-maker visa, increases by $130, that brings it up to $640. They’ve also made changes that will ensure that backpackers no longer have the option to extend their visa for a second or third year. This government has made a deliberate decision to tax them because it believes they are easy targets and it will impact both regional and metro economies.

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