Xenophon backpacker tax deal to entice unemployed on-farm

Colin Bettles
Updated November 28 2016 - 6:10pm, first published 4:01pm
NTX leader Nick Xenophon and the party’s Mayo MP Rebekha Sharkie speaking to media today in Canberra.
NTX leader Nick Xenophon and the party’s Mayo MP Rebekha Sharkie speaking to media today in Canberra.

UNEMPLOYED Australians will be incentivised to enter the agricultural workforce to bolster labour shortages under a new deal struck between the Coalition and the Nick Xenophon Team, to help pass the backpacker tax.

Colin Bettles

Colin Bettles

Canberra Bureau Chief

Has been the Canberra Bureau Chief for Fairfax Agricultural Media since 2010 - survived the hung parliament - former media manager at Western Australian Cricket Association now covering national agricultural and rural issues in federal politics.

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