Australia Waters Down Tax on Backpackers After Farmer Rebellion

  • Working holidaymakers to face 19% tax, down from planned 32.5%
  • Morrison says new measures protect integrity of the budget

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Photographer: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government has backed away from implementing a 32.5 percent tax on backpacker wages that farmers said would raise costs by driving away itinerant workers.

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