No plan for $5 parcel tax: Dutton

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The federal government isn't planning to introduce a $5 tax on parcels containing imported goods worth under $1000, says Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.

Even though it costs $90 to screen each parcel to stop drugs and gun parts being imported into the country, Mr Dutton said "the government is not going to introduce this fee".

"There is speculation around at the moment. We have said we're not going to do that in this budget," Mr Dutton told the Nine Network on Sunday.