PLEASE push this survey – Working Holiday Visa Tax Changes – we need evidenceJanuary 26th, 2016 | | Events
As reported in The Byte last week the Federal Government has given its first indication it ‘might be’ prepared to ‘rethink’ an increase to the amount of tax paid by backpackers. Assistant Agriculture Minister Anne Ruston has said that she recognises concerns about looming labour shortages amid a downturn in working holiday makers to Australia. But she has yet to see evidence that the scrapping of the tax-free threshold for 417 visa holders will hurt farms that rely on backpacker labour.
Lets give her that evidence by pushing out this survey being conducted by Backpacker Job Board and get backpackers to let us know what they think and if they would have or will visit Australia if these changes are implemented.
URL for survey http://www.backpackerjobboard.com.au/job-news/working-holiday-visa-tax-changes/ please copy and paste into your Facebook and other social feeds and onto your websites. This could help determine whether the rural farming and tourism sectors are stripped of millions of $$ is worker and traveller spending.
You get just one chance to make a difference, have your say and get others to as well.
Arranged by Chris Harrison, Editor of The Byte.