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Ken Phillips is co-founder and Executive Director of Independent Contractors of Australia. He is a published authority on independent contractor issues and directs research on related commercial and trade practices issues. Through his numerous articles in newspapers and think-tank and academic journals, Ken is known for approaching issues from outside normal perspectives and is frequently sought out for media comment.

Unwinding Shorten's red-tape assault

Thursday, September 29, 2011

In a major speech on Labor's future earlier this month, Prime Minister Julia Gillard outlined a renewed vision for the party. At the heart of her message was a call to embrace individualism within the traditional framework of Labor's commitment to collectivism. But while her words were encouraging, the prime minister must now 'walk the talk'. Specifically, she must lean on her assistant treasurer, Bill Shorten, to stop the push to employ the tax system against contractors. More...



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