Thursday 24 November proved to be quite the day for the Backpackers Tax at Parliament House in Canberra.
The debate around the tax has been going on for the last 18 months and now has the Government pitted against the other major parties and Senate cross-bench in a stalemate.
The Government has walked back from the originally announced 33.5 cents in every dollar to 19 cents, after an election campaign pledge to increase consultation and reschedule the start date to 1 January 2017.
The Senate also debated the changes to the Passenger Movement Tax this week. The Government was given a second chance to pass the legislation after it was originally voted down in the Senate on Wednesday night when two One Nation senators failed to show up for the vote.