Greens back 15 per cent compromise deal with Coalition: Backpacker tax deal ‘slap in face’

Victorian Farmers Federation Sunraysia branch policy spokesman Bill McClumpha says the Federal Government’s agreement with the Greens is a slap in the face for primary producers and backpackers.

Victorian Farmers Federation Sunraysia branch policy spokesman Bill McClumpha says the Federal Government’s agreement with the Greens is a slap in the face for primary producers and backpackers.

VICTORIAN Farmers Federation Sunraysia branch policy spokesman Bill McClumpha has described the Federal Government’s agreement with the Greens over the backpacker tax as a slap in the face for primary producers and backpackers.

The Federal Government’s backpacker tax proposal of 15 per cent was expected to be passed by the Senate last night after the Greens struck a deal.

The Coalition had agreed to reduce its clawback of superannuation contributions as part of the backpacker tax legislation from 95 per cent to 65 per cent and it also committed an extra $100 million in funding for Landcare programs.

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