Tourism operators in repreive with backpacker tax axed

Feeling the heat from backbenchers and industry pressure, the government decided to dump its backpacker tax.

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Bruce Rhoades

 

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If implemented, backpackers would have been slugged 32.5 per cent tax on their earnings.

Now they will be taxed 19 per cent.



150-year first for Gladstone church

150-year first for Gladstone church

A new sign of the times at Gladstone Presbyterian Church.

Controversial 1770 development decision spurs robust debate

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Councillors vote to approve 1770 development despite reservations.

PROPERTY LIST: Peek inside these open homes this weekend

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