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...]

More wheels to drive quad bike safety

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Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP) is calling for Australian states to address the number of quad bike related injuries on farms. “Quad bikes continue to be the leading cause of deaths on farms and that has been the case for a number of years now,” says PIHSP research … [Read more...]