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ICA launches Constitutional challenge to anti-truckie laws

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

You’ll be aware of our campaign to stop the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

We can now advise that, as of 4.10pm today in Sydney, the High Court confirmed the filing of Independent Contractors Australia’s constitutional challenge to the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Act. ICA is asking the High Court to consider that the Commonwealth does not have the power to fix prices and therefore that the RSRT Act is invalid and that any orders of the Tribunal are consequently invalid. More...

PM Turnbull needs to stand up for Owner Drivers

Sunday, April 10, 2016

On 10 April, Malcolm Turnbull declared that he has a plan to save owner drivers.  He’s going to delay the Road ‘Safety’ Remuneration Tribunal order until after the election then repeal the law and the Tribunal. Prime Minister, you are wrong and clearly do not understand this crisis for 35,000 small business owner-drivers and their families. More...

ICA calls for owner-drivers' stories for its High Court application

Saturday, April 09, 2016

We at ICA have been greatly encouraged by the support that's been pouring in to help us with our High Court campaign to stop the evil owner-driver destruction laws. We’re working all weekend with our lawyers preparing the High Court application for lodgement this coming Monday (11 April).

But to bring home the impact of this terrible Tribunal, we need stories from Owner Drivers about how it has affected them. And we need them urgently. The High Court judges need to understand the impact of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal on your business, your family and your life. They need to understand the crisis the RSRT has created for you. And that impact will be best conveyed by stories from Owner Drivers in their own words. More...

Disaster for owner-drivers started yesterday. We seek to stop it.

Friday, April 08, 2016

There’s now huge urgency. Yesterday, an application to freeze the owner-driver ‘destruction’ order of the Road ‘Safety’ Remuneration Tribunal failed in the Federal Court. The application to stop the order accepted the validity of the legislation but questioned the processes of the Tribunal. It failed.

As of yesterday, owner-drivers are now forced to charge 2 to 4 times more than they currently charge. Big companies do not have to charge the same rates. This is the financial destruction of thousands of small business owner-drivers across Australia. More...

We launch High Court challenge to defend owner-drivers

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

You’ll be aware of our condemnation of the Road ‘Safety’ Remuneration Tribunal and our calls to repeal the Act. The government says it will defer the Act until 1 January 2017. Now the National Party says that it will move to repeal the laws in the next sitting of Parliament (starts 18 April) and hope that Senator Glenn Lazarus will join them. More...

ICA campaign: Owner-driver unfair contract issues

Monday, September 01, 2014

As part of ICA's campaign to stop unfair contracts we’re advertising on SEEK.com.au asking owner-drivers to send us their stories of problems they are having. Here’s the advert.

We’ll collate stories and will look at lodging complaints where appropriate to the Small Business Commissioners and/or the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission. More...

The ‘eLabour’ trend

Sunday, February 09, 2014

‘eLabour’ is changing the face of ‘employment’ across the globe. The Wall St Journal says that it's necessary to focus on being ‘employable’ rather than ‘employed.’ More comment from ‘New Jobs for Massachusetts’.  More...

Fair deal for owner-drivers

Monday, December 03, 2012

What’s a fair deal for owner-drivers? We’ve worked out a check-list at Owner Drivers Australia.  More...

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