Tax reduced to 15%

The Backpacker Tax will be 15 per cent after the Greens sided with the government on the last parliamentary sitting day for 2016. Throughout the week various proposals from multiple parties were floated to bring about a resolution.

Thursday 1 December was the last Parliamentary sitting day making the need for a resolution dire. If no resolution is sought then the original 32.5 per cent tax rate would be applied from 1 January 2017.