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Some simple facts on superannuation

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

If you're confused about superannuation rules, you’re not on your own! What’s a ‘concessional’ and ‘non-concessional’ contribution? What’s the difference between an ‘accumulation’ and a ‘retirement’ account? Read any commentary and these terms are all over the place. But do ordinary people understand any of this?

To help, we’ve done some basic research and have made an attempt to provide some basic facts about superannuation and the currently proposed changes without any of the complicated language. Read here and see if this helps!! More...


Election 2016: Assessment of the parties’ small business positions

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In all past federal elections Independent Contractors Australia has sought to detail and explain each party’s policy and positions as they affect small business people. We express our conclusions to help people draw their own conclusions.  

In this 2016 election we draw the following conclusions: More...


Keeping an eye on the ATO

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

You may remember the ATO was calling to have scrutiny of its behaviour curtailed and a Parliamentary Inquiry was conducting hearings. We put in a submission saying “no way! The ATO can’t be a law unto itself. It needs to be scrutinized, particularly for small business people.”

Fortunately, good sense has prevailed. Just before the election was called the Parliamentary Committee released its report. The Committee recommended continuing ATO scrutiny. That’s absolutely essential if small business people are to receive some chance of fair treatment from the ATO.  More...


More juice in the truckies’ tank. Compensation. High Court. High Politics

Monday, May 16, 2016

The ‘truckies’ story just seems to keep movin’.

As we revealed the other week, Bill Shorten has vowed to reintroduce the RSRT Act if he wins government.

If Shorten wins and does this, we will re-launch our constitutional challenge. I explained in The Australian how we view the legal issues and why we will remount a challenge.  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...



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