Backpackers may get hundreds of millions of dollars back, after tax overturned by court

An estimated 75,000 backpackers working, or who have worked in Australia, could be back-paid hundreds of millions of dollars after the Federal Court ruled the so-called backpacker tax invalid.

Murray-Darling chief apologises for public release of dam satellite images

The head of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority apologises for mistakenly publishing a report that identified farms via satellite imagery, which is now subject to investigation.

Native title owners’ push for more negotiation rights shelved after cattle industry fights back

The Northern Territory Government backs down in its fight with the cattle industry, abandoning plans to give Aboriginal native title holders more of say on proposed sub-leasing of cattle properties.

‘Looks like we’ll cease supply’: Honda vents fury over quad bike safety laws

Quad bike manufacturer Honda has described the Government’s new roll bar rules as a “ban by stealth” and says that today is a “disappointing day for farm safety”.