Backpacker tax move more of a sideways shuffle

Senator Nick Xenophon and his colleague Rebekha Sharkie MP, the Member for Mayo, have renewed their calls for urgent changes to ‘inflexible and punitive’ welfare rules to give young unemployed Australians a chance to do seasonal work on farms.

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Relax dole rules to give Aussies a chance to work on farms

Senator Nick Xenophon and his colleague for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie, have called for an urgent change to ‘inflexible and punitive’ welfare rules that are currently discouraging young unemployed Australians from doing seasonal work on farms. The move, if implemented, will alleviate the looming labour crisis on farms this summer because of the Governments backpacker tax.

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Rebekha Sharkie delivers first speech

Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has delivered her first speech, outlining the issues that face the electorate of Mayo, South Australia, and the country.

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