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Senator Jacqui Lambie has clashed with the National Farmers’ Federation in advocating for a backpacker tax of 10.5%. Rashida Yosufzai/AAP

Why it’s now Labor’s turn to compromise on the backpacker tax

The use of backpackers in the horticulture industry has long undermined the ability of the industry to grow and plan for the future.
Many Australian farmers rely on backpackers to meet their labour needs at harvest time. Francois Lenoir/Reuters

What the government can learn from the backpacker tax debacle

The controversy over changes to the backpacker tax shows the inadequacy of relying on backpackers as the primary labour source for a vital industry.
Malcolm Turnbull goes into this final parliamentary week of the year in need of compromises on both the ABCC legislation and the tax rate for backpackers. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Turnbull takes charge on water in bid to get ABCC deal

Malcolm Turnbull has assumed responsibility personally for negotiating with key crossbencher Nick Xenophon over water.
Josh Frydenberg on Sunday strongly argued for change to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Mal Fairclough/AAP

Ministers set to look at 18C inquiry

Cabinet on Monday is expected to consider referring the future of the controversial 18C section of the Racial Discrimination Act to a parliamentary inquiry.
Barnaby Joyce recently said a resolution of the backpacker tax issue was imminent. Dan Peled/AAP

Backpacker tax due to go to cabinet

Federal cabinet on Tuesday is due to consider a compromise on the backpacker tax, as the government moves to clear away the issue as soon as possible.

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