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Tackling corruption that’s become institutionalized. The ‘effect’ of corruption on Labor and politics

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Corruption is at its worst when it becomes institutionalized as ‘acceptable’ even ‘required’ business behaviour. It’s at its worst when corruption has political patronage and cover. More...


Notable highlights from 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A very big Season’s Greetings to all ICA members, supporters, friends and contributors—of which there are many! 2016 has been an impressive year in terms of achieving positive outcomes for self-employed people.  More...


Small Business Ombudsman's Report slams Road 'Safety' Remuneration Tribunal

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Transport Workers Union and their ‘safe rates’ cronies are not happy. The Federal Small Business Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has released the findings of her investigations into the Road ‘Safety’ Remuneration Tribunal (now dead thankfully) and its discriminatory attempts to put owner-drivers out of business.  

We covered the issue and campaigned extensively against the RSRT. And you will remember we launched a High Court action to stop the RSRT.  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...


'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 Labor leader Bill Shorten announced today his intention to bring back the repealed laws if he wins government at the next election.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...



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