RGA strongly supports a 15% backpacker tax

30 Nov 2016 3:47 PM -
The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) strongly supports a 15% backpacker tax, said Executive Director Graeme Kruger.

Right now the backpacker community needs certainty as much as our farmers do on this issue. Backpackers should not pay less tax than those on the Seasonal Worker Program. A 15% backpacker tax rate looks after both the job seeker and the farmer.

We believe that the rate of 15 % is fair, internationally competitive and recognises the unique nature of seasonal work in Australia.

Media Contact: Leah Wythes, Communications Manager – 0488 071 165
Graeme Kruger, RGA Executive Director – 0467 661 655