The Government announced the start of a review and public consultation on the broad range of issues affecting the supply and remuneration conditions of labour performed by Working Holiday Maker visa holders.
The Government announced the start of a review and public consultation on the broad range of issues affecting the supply and remuneration conditions of labour performed by Working Holiday Maker visa holders. Nicholas Falconer

Major concerns as backpacker review starts

HINKLER MP Keith Pitt is encouraging his constituents to have their say on the backpacker tax.

The Government announced the start of a review and public consultation on the broad range of issues affecting the supply and remuneration conditions of labour performed by Working Holiday Maker visa holders.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Luke Hartsuyker will lead the review.

"Both farmers and tourism operators have expressed their opinions to me about the supply and taxation of working holiday visa holders, and I have listened to their concerns," Mr Pitt said.

"The government recognises that the 200,000 plus working holiday-makers who come here each year are a vital source of labour across the nation, which is why we have deferred for six months implementation of the so-called backpacker tax, pending the outcome of this review," Mr Pitt said.

Mr Pitt said labour supply was a fundamental issue across the Hinkler electorate, and encouraged everyone to make a submission.

Public submissions close on Friday, September 2, 2016.

For more information or to make a submission, visit www.agriculture.gov.au/ workingholidaymaker


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