“Silly” backpacker tax issue all about politicians not those they represent

By By Former Tasmanian Liberal Senator and Cabinet Minister Richard Colbeck
Updated December 1 2016 - 1:27pm, first published 1:19pm
former Tasmanian Liberal Senator and cabinet minister Richard Colbeck.
former Tasmanian Liberal Senator and cabinet minister Richard Colbeck.

WHILE it is fair to say the government has not covered itself in glory with its handling of the backpacker tax, the circumstance that we find ourselves in now has become just silly and the only ones to suffer will be tourism operators, farmers and other users of this important source of casual seasonal labour.

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