Growers voice tax fears

Voice of Horticulture chair and Colignan citrus grower Tania Chapman says uncertainty over the backpacker tax is hurting families.

Voice of Horticulture chair and Colignan citrus grower Tania Chapman says uncertainty over the backpacker tax is hurting families.

VOICE of Horticulture, which represents Australian fruit growers, says politicians must reach a compromise on the controversial backpacker tax.

The House of Representatives has rejected the Senate’s proposal for a 10.5 per cent tax on working holidaymakers.

The Bill will return to the Senate, which will have to decide if it will insist on the changes or propose others.

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