The Hon Chris Bowen MP - Federal Member for McMahon
What's Happening Posted December 01, 2016.
Malcolm Turnbull has lost the plot by bizarrely claiming Labor believes “rich white kids from Europe should pay less tax than Pacific Islanders working here to send money back to their villages.”
TURNBULL - ABC AM – 1 DECEMBER 2016
This is a lie.
Under the tax rules for backpackers, 95 per cent of their compulsory super contributions are claimed by the Government when they leave Australia.
The combination of super tax and the tax rate means the effective tax rate for backpackers under Labor’s compromise of 10.5 per cent is higher than for the Seasonal Worker Program, as these workers are not subject to the same superannuation clawback arrangements.
In addition, under Labor’s 10.5 per cent