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Boss–Union collusion: Toll–TWU. ICA lodges formal objection

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In evidence to the Royal Commission into union corruption, the senior lawyer for the huge transport company, Toll, stated that Toll was paying the Transport Workers Union $50,000 a year to harass Toll’s competitors. Based on this admission, it’s reasonable to allege that Toll and the TWU are colluding for anti-competitive purposes in breach of Australia’s competition laws. Toll’s excuse (now) is that it’s doing this for safety reasons! (see letter below) Um!  More...


Businesses in a conspiracy with unions

Friday, July 11, 2014

The ugly truth about Australia’s industrial relations problems was on full display this week. The concrete supplier Boral has been ‘black banned’ by the construction union because they supplied concrete to the unions' hated enemy: Grocon. The CEO of Boral has made strong accusations alleging that competitors are in collusion with the union.  

ICA's CEO, Ken Phillips, wrote an open letter to Boral’s CEO, which was published in Business Spectator, expressing his agreement. Among other things, Ken said that where there is union thuggery “there is inevitably collusive coordination by the union with a competitor”. Ken's full blog post is hereMore...


We want your ‘unfair' treatment stories

Monday, July 07, 2014

We had a great response in April this year when we asked you for stories about problems you’d had with the Australian Taxation Office. Those real-life experiences added great strength to our submission to The Board of Taxation Review into the ATO. More...


Small Business Commissioners to the Rescue!

Monday, July 07, 2014

ICA strongly supports and promotes Small Business Commissioners across Australia. The most important role they play is in providing cheap and quick dispute mediation services for self-employed small business people.  More...



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