Tax will turn backpackers away from the West

The new backpacker tax is set to come in to place in July this year.

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...]

Charters Towers Full Budget Rundown

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Mayor Frank Beveridge has presented the 2015-16 Budget today (10 July 2015), revealing tough decisions have been made towards right sizing Council services compared to revenue capacity. “This is an ongoing challenge being faced by many local governments, especially those with large road networks … [Read more...]