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Australia strikes deal with Greens on taxing foreign workers

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Australia's conservative has struck a deal with a minor party on a rate that it says will encourage foreign travelers to pick fruit on the nation's farms.

Greens party leader Richard Di Natale said the and his party reached a compromise today on how much vacationers should be taxed on earned picking farm produce next year.



The would not go below a 15 per cent rate for the so-called backpacker while the Greens asked for 13 per cent.

Di Natale says the compromise involves the agreeing to take less from the travelers' compulsory pension contributions.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce confirmed his had reached a deal with the Greens. The breakthrough comes on the last day is to sit for the year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Australia strikes deal with Greens on taxing foreign workers

Australia's conservative government has struck a deal with a minor party on a tax rate that it says will encourage foreign travelers to pick fruit on the nation's farms. Greens party leader Richard Di Natale said the government and his party reached a compromise today on how much vacationers should be taxed on income earned picking farm produce next year. The government would not go below a 15 per cent rate for the so-called backpacker tax while the Greens asked for 13 per cent. Di Natale says the compromise involves the government agreeing to take less tax from the travelers' compulsory pension contributions. Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce confirmed his government had reached a deal with the Greens. The breakthrough comes on the last day Parliament is to sit for the year. Australia's conservative has struck a deal with a minor party on a rate that it says will encourage foreign travelers to pick fruit on the nation's farms.

Greens party leader Richard Di Natale said the and his party reached a compromise today on how much vacationers should be taxed on earned picking farm produce next year.

The would not go below a 15 per cent rate for the so-called backpacker while the Greens asked for 13 per cent.

Di Natale says the compromise involves the agreeing to take less from the travelers' compulsory pension contributions.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce confirmed his had reached a deal with the Greens. The breakthrough comes on the last day is to sit for the year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Australia strikes deal with Greens on taxing foreign workers

Australia's conservative has struck a deal with a minor party on a rate that it says will encourage foreign travelers to pick fruit on the nation's farms.

Greens party leader Richard Di Natale said the and his party reached a compromise today on how much vacationers should be taxed on earned picking farm produce next year.

The would not go below a 15 per cent rate for the so-called backpacker while the Greens asked for 13 per cent.

Di Natale says the compromise involves the agreeing to take less from the travelers' compulsory pension contributions.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce confirmed his had reached a deal with the Greens. The breakthrough comes on the last day is to sit for the year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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