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ACCC to look more closely at union-bosses collusion

Monday, August 17, 2015

The dirty ‘weird silence’ of Australian industrial relations laws is that select big businesses collude with some unions to manipulate competition and fix prices. They do this to achieve market advantage. They pay unions for this.

Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC, has been doing nothing to stop this. But no longer! Last Friday evening, the head of the ACCC, Rod Sims, delivered a speech saying that they have woken up.  More...


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...


Big business conspires against lower construction costs

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In extraordinary media reports yesterday, it appears that major construction firms have decided to keep construction costs as high as possible. If true, they are in the ‘business’ of conspiring against the people of Australia in defiance of the combined commercial weight of Coalition governments across Australia. More...


Rocking the Establishment Mark II

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Following on from his recent article in The Australian about the undoing of the ‘Establishment’, ICA Executive Director Ken Phillips has made an expanded presentation to a gathering of people from the Mannkal Foundation in Perth. Here’s the YouTube vidMore...


The new union-big business Establishment

Friday, February 14, 2014

There’s a new ‘Establishment’ in Australia comprised of unions and big businesses. ICA Executive Director Ken Phillips explains how this operates, how it makes management weak and damages Australia. Further, he argues that the Abbott government is turning its back on the ‘Establishment’. That’s a positive for reforming Australia into a competitive economy. More...


Australian construction cartel revealed

Friday, February 14, 2014

ICA has presented its submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the construction sector. We’re saying that there’s a cartel of major construction companies and unions working to suppress competition. We provide evidence. We identify cost blowouts in the order of 20–30 per cent and what can be done to stop the cartel. More...



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