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Llew Obrien2
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Federal Member for Wide Bay

Working for Wide Bay

Media Releases


Businesses reminded to register for backpacker tax rate

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien, has reminded employers who wish to claim the 15% tax “backpacker” rate for their working holiday staff that they must register with the Australian Taxation Office to be eligible. 

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New website brings school lessons to life at home for Wide Bay families

Wide Bay families can help their kids excel in the classroom thanks to a new website launched by the Coalition Government, Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said.

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Major Bruce Highway upgrade south of Gympie on-track

  • Bruce Highway – Cooroy to Curra Section C project on track for completion by mid-2018
  • Australian Government contributing $307.4 million/Queensland Government contributing $76.8 million to the project, with an estimated 426 jobs being supported over the life of the project

Work is well underway on building a safer road for motorists and freight transport operators driving the Bruce Highway south of Gympie.

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New Coalition Government support for youth jobs

New Australian Government incentives are now available to help businesses in Wide Bay hire additional staff.

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Coalition Government crackdown on multinational tax avoidance to fund services in Wide Bay

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien today said the Coalition Government is cracking down on multinational tax dodgers to ensure they pay their fair share of tax, clawing back around $2 billion this year to fund crucial government services.

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O’Brien backs Coalition’s plan for affordable and reliable electricity

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien said he strongly supports the Coalition Government efforts to keep power prices as low as possible.

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