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Friday 16 July 2021, 19:30 AEST

SEA members have brought to our attention that a video ‘advert’ is circulating on social media bearing the name of Self-Employed Australia. It began circulating sometime today. This advert is NOT authorised by Self-Employed Australia.
The home page of our website has had the following statement displayed for several years:
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If you owe the money, pay up! That’s damn good policy

Friday, July 9, 2021

My heart was gladdened by the spectacular collapse of Greensill Capital, once a darling of various elites in Australia and the UK. Greensill was a ‘leader’ in reverse factoring, also known as supply chain financing. Simply put, reverse factoring enables a supplier to receive faster payment of money owed to it by paying a fee to a finance company.... More

How the ATO ‘manages’ parliament – ATO techniques as ‘lawmaker’

Sunday, June 20, 2021

In 2018, high-profile tax lawyer Mark Leibler stated that the ATO effectively makes tax law. He said: “…for all intents and practical purposes, it’s effectively the (Tax) Commissioner who lays down the law.” The accuracy of this statement can be seen, in part, in the way the ATO ‘manages’ its appearances before Parliamentary Committees. We've curated some interesting YouTube examples... More

Deliveroo decision is NOT a win for unions. Just normal stuff!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

There’s a lot of excitement coming from the union movement over the recent ‘Deliveroo’ decision. ‘This is the end of gig’ they say, because the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has declared that Deliveroo food deliverers are employees and not independent contractors. But there’s nothing at all unusual about the decision. Here's why.... More

ATO relies on ‘gossip’ to manufacture tax debt, defiling the rule of law

Monday, May 3, 2021

An April 2021 High Court outcome demonstrates that the ATO has chucked the rule of law into the bin. The ATO asserts that it can manufacture a tax debt based on gossip. Thank goodness the High Court rejected the ATO's application. The company is not guilty. Gossip does not rule.... More


ATO Mongrel Bunch of Bastards Continues—Morrison Needs to Act

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

An official report by the Inspector-General of Taxation Ombudsman reveals that the ATO is still abusing small business taxpayers—in this case the owners of a small gold refinery business, Lynn and Jerry Reid. The ATO's audit and enforcement division needs to brought to heel—now. Links to a detailed commentary and the IGTO Report are here.

BIG change must happen to ATO says government report

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Federal government’s small business agency, the Small Business Ombudsman, has called for major changes to the way the Australian Taxation Office operates. The Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, says “… the time is right for Government to deliver a [tax administration] system that suits the small business sector…”.... More

A gold-lined ATO stuff-up blows up in the ATO’s face

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

On Friday last, 6 November, the Australian Taxation Office had a serious legal bomb blow up in its face. It’s so serious that the full bench of the Federal Court has put a ten-day embargo on the publication of the judgment that went against the ATO. We can only guess why. However, the case, the facts and the implications are known........ More

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Victorian Campaigns

There are two issues concerning the Victorian government that have national implications and on which we are campaigning:
  • The Andrews Labor government’s stated policy to outlaw self-employment. We’re campaigning to defend the right to be self-employed.
  • The Victorian government’s massive hotel quarantine mess that requires prosecution under work safety laws. We are pressing to have prosecution occur. No-one should be above the law.

Is WorkSafe Victoria grossly incompetent or is something else going on?

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Today, 29 June 2021, Victorian WorkSafe finally replied to us as to whether it is prosecuting the Victorian Government over the hotel quarantine deaths scandal. Its reply? ‘We need more time!' Its letter to us is a shocker! Talk about bureaucratic ‘we’re doing a good job but it’s complex’ spin!’... More


More Victorian quarantine mess. The government puts people at risk. Where is WorkSafe?

Sunday, May 9, 2021

If you’ve been following the Victorian Hotel quarantine ‘mess’, you’ll be aware that we started our adverts on top rating Victorian radio station 3AW on 21 April. Those adverts finish this coming week. They simply call for WorkSafe Victoria to do its job and prosecute!... More


Victorian Government and Premier: Indictable criminal offences investigation

Thursday, March 11, 2021

There has been a major development in response to our call for a WorkSafe investigation/prosecution into the the Hotel Quarantine Program. Late last week we received a letter from WorkSafe Victoria confirming again that WorkSafe is investigating breaches of work health and safety laws related to the Hotel Quarantine Program. This is significant ..... More



We seek prosecution of the Victorian government – Criminal failures

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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