Senate debates

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Questions without Notice

Working Holiday Maker Program

2:44 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

This will allow working holiday-makers to identify whether a prospective employer is registered. Employers who are registered will be able to withhold tax at the new 19 per cent rate. Other than identifying that an employer is a registered employer of working holiday-makers, and the date of registration or deregistration, the register will not provide any information that is not already available on the ABN Lookup website. We expect that employers on the register will be those who are doing the right thing. There should not be a reason for unions to make specific contact with employers on the register, as they should be compliant employers.


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