Backpackers in Australia have had to pay a 15 per cent levy on money they earn since 2017. Photo: Getty Images

Australia’s ‘backpacker tax’ illegally targets foreigners, court rules

  • A 15 per cent levy on every dollar earned has been applied on foreign workers since 2017 for working holiday visas linked to seasonal labour
  • Public broadcaster ABC estimates up to 75,000 backpackers could be in line for a refund now that tax has been found to be illegal
Topic |   Australia

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Backpackers in Australia have had to pay a 15 per cent levy on money they earn since 2017. Photo: Getty Images
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A photo of a younger Ivan Milat, an Australian serial killer who was jailed for murdering seven backpackers. Milat died on Sunday, age 74. Photo: AFP

Australia’s notorious serial killer Ivan Milat dies in prison at 74

  • He murdered three German, two British, and two Australian backpackers after giving them rides while they were hitchhiking
  • His killings came to light when the mutilated corpses were found near Sydney in 1992 and 1993, but police believe he may have committed more murders
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A photo of a younger Ivan Milat, an Australian serial killer who was jailed for murdering seven backpackers. Milat died on Sunday, age 74. Photo: AFP
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