September 28th, 2016
Member for Condamine, Pat Weir MP said Queensland farmers and tourism operators would benefit from the Federal Government’s decision to slash a proposed tax rate on backpackers.
“I welcome the Turnbull Government’s common sense decision to listen to community concerns over the Backpacker Tax and implement a rate that will continue to encourage young tourists to visit and work in Australia,” Mr Pat Weir MP.
“The new rate announced by the Federal Government is welcome recognition of the vital role backpackers play in Queensland’s tourism and agriculture sectors.
“By reducing the proposed tax, the Government has given our farmers certainty and allowed working holiday makers to spend more time contributing to our communities and the local economy.”
Mr Pat Weir MP said the income earned by our farmers and tourism operators flowed through to the regions that needed it most.
“After months of discussions, I’m pleased a positive outcome has been reached for our hardworking Queenslanders who just want a fair go,” he said.
“The LNP will continue to support our regional industries, unlike the Palaszczuk Labor Government whose Green-agenda continues to threaten agriculture, jobs, business and prosperity across the State.”
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