Tax will turn backpackers away from the West

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New taxation laws could see foreign backpackers avoid rural and remote areas due to the cost of travel and poorer earning potential. Both foreigners and farmers are up in arms over the changes that will see backpackers pay a massive 32.5 per cent tax on every dollar they earn working in … [Read more...]

Cuts to Country Racing a Fear for Regional Queensland

LNP kicks up dust with fears over funding cuts for country races in Queensland.

Concerns for the future of country racing are circulating faster than Phar Lap, since the Labor government dodged questions about funding during last week’s Estimates Hearings. Shadow Minister for Sport and Racing, Jann Stuckey, has expressed concerns that the racing industry will suffer if the … [Read more...]