Tasmanian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson calls for Barnaby Joyce to visit Tasmania

ACTION: Tasmanian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has called on federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce to come to Tasmania to see the impact of the proposed backpacker tax.

ACTION: Tasmanian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has called on federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce to come to Tasmania to see the impact of the proposed backpacker tax.

A tax on working holiday makers has been described as “penny-pinching savings measures” as the review on the controversial tax continues with the federal government.

Tasmanian Greens Senator and Treasury spokesman Peter Whish-Wilson has thrown down the gauntlet to federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Treasurer Scott Morrison to visit Tasmania to see first-hand the impact of the proposed “backpacker tax”.

“Rather than pursuing penny-pinching savings measures that will put at risk our world-class fruit growers, they should be pursuing real structural economic reforms that will raise revenue fairly.,” Senator Whish-Wilson said. He called on the Minister to visit Tasmania as soon as possible to see the effect.

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