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'Dangerous idiots intent on destroying small business people'

Friday, April 29, 2016

We at ICA had thought that after the huge campaign against the ‘evil’ road ‘safety’ laws we could move on to other issues. But no! Labor leader Bill Shorten announced today his intention to bring back the repealed laws if he wins government at the next election.

As a consequence of this ‘idiocy’ on their part, we can only describe Shorten’s Labor and their Transport Workers Union partners as ‘dangerous idiots intent on destroying small business people’. More...

‘Evil’ anti-owner driver laws formally dead

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The deal is done!!

On 19 April 2016, the Road Safety Remuneration Repeal Act 2016 (Cth) received royal assent. This means that today, 21 April 2016, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal will cease to operate or perform any functions. This is officially stated on the RSRT website. More...

Great news: RSR Tribunal legislation has been repealed

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

At around 9-40pm on Monday night the Senate voted to repeal the evil Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal laws.

Our huge thanks to the Turnbull Government and the independent Senators who voted to repeal.

Some 35,000 owner-drivers and their families across Australia owe you a great deal. In fact, all small businesses in Australia must be thankful. It’s scary to witness the extent to which Labor and the Greens, organised by unions, will go to destroy Australian small business people. And there’s 2 million of us!  More...

Owner-Drivers Update: It's D-Day on two fronts

Monday, April 18, 2016

Today the Turnbull government is moving a Bill to repeal the ‘evil’ Road ‘Safety’ Remuneration Act. But the TWU is again mocking the law, the courts, parliament and Australians. They hope to con the independent Senators into keeping the RSRT.  More...

Anti-owner driver laws update: Now to Parliament

Sunday, April 17, 2016

On Friday (15 April) ICA’s lawyers appeared before the High Court Chief Justice on our constitutional challenge to the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. Our application has been referred to the Federal Court. Unfortunately an injunction to immediately freeze the RSRT Order was not granted.

We were inundated with stories from owner-drivers on how the RSRT is harming them. We put these stories to the Court. Read them here. These stories bring home the real pain being inflicted on families across Australia. More...

Only one more Senator needed to repeal RSRT

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This morning the Turnbull government declared that it will repeal the small business, owner-driver destruction laws in this sitting of Parliament (starting 18 April next week). Senator Jackie Lambie has announced that she will support repeal. That’s five independents for repeal and just one more is needed. Below are the numbers based on public statements. More...

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...

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