As the whole world was glued to TV screens and Twitter feeds, gorging itself on the first US presidential debate, the Turnbull government used the opportunity to quietly announce it would be dropping the controversial backpacker tax.
The "backpacker tax" would have seen young tourists visiting Australia slugged with a 32.5% tax on every dollar earned, in industries like bar work and fruit picking.
Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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