Backpacker Tax delay a band-aid solution

The Nationals WA have hit out at the Federal Government’s proposal to delay the controversial Backpacker Tax, calling it a “band-aid solution.” Senate candidate Kado Muir said the delay in implementing the Backpacker Tax from July 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017, would only cause more uncertainty for regional industries and seasonal workers. “The Backpacker…

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Road Trauma Trust Account funding welcomed

Nationals MPs have welcomed an increase in expenditure through the Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA) in this year’s State Budget. Member for the Agricultural Region Martin Aldridge MLC and Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA said the record $146million spend was a result of a concerted campaign for the Road Safety Minister to increasingly…

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STATE BUDGET 2016-17

The 2016-17 State Budget was been handed down by the Treasurer in State Parliament yesterday. Ms Davies said the Treasurer’s speech outlined the exceptional circumstances the State has faced over the past eight years, pointing to the downturn in commodity prices, a perverse GST system that has delivered the lowest ever return in our tax…

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