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Labor shifts to 13% backpacker tax rate

AAP logoAAP 1/12/2016 Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer

Labor has agreed to support a 13 per cent rate for the backpacker tax.

The opposition is due to announce the position on Thursday afternoon.

It also has the backing of crossbench senators Derryn Hinch, Jacqui Lambie and Rod Culleton.

Labor leader Bill Shorten told reporters in Canberra on Thursday his party would support a 13 per cent rate.

"Whilst the prime minister has been on a frolic of finger-pointing and blame-game, Labor has been working to come up with a solution which will end the mess," he said.

"We are prepared to support a 13 per cent backpacker tax from every dollar earned by backpackers."

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