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We need your help to defend democracy from an aggressive ATO bureaucracy—Richard Boyle GoFundMe

Monday, August 12, 2019

This is a very special appeal for your help to defend against the ATO small business bully. We’re asking you to contribute to the legal defence fund for Richard Boyle, the ATO whistleblower. He exposed the truth about ATO abuse at great personal risk to himself and his family. We must support Richard... More


Tax authorities. Do they have God-like powers? Discuss!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Self-Employed Australia's Executive Director Ken Phillips is in London this week, working with key UK campaigners on tax and the self-employed. A visit to London's famous Speakers' Corner prompted him to ask why it is that tax authorities around the world seem to assume God-like powers over the affairs of ordinary taxpayers... More

Regulation-lovers with a ‘solution’ desperately seeking a problem—Gig it!!!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Those who anguish publicly about the evils of the gig economy need to take a good hard look at the facts. Compared with other forms of self-employment, gig engagement is tiny as part of the economy and, for most individuals, provides little more than 'pocket money' in terms of income. In short, there is no 'problem' that needs a 'solution'.... More

We ask MPs: ‘Stop this ATO bully boy tax Bill’

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

We rushed into action late Saturday night when we discovered that a really scary tax Bill was listed for a vote in Parliament this week. The new law is supposed to stop illegal phoenixing. But instead this new law would give the ATO new powers to ramp up its small business bullying campaign.... More


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We monitor ATO information releases on tax issues relevant for self-employed small business people. Available for SEA members. Join here.

Small Business Tax Tribunal

The government’s new Small Business Tax Tribunal is a big breakthrough for self-employed, small business people in dispute with the ATO. We were and are the key advocates for this. If you are in dispute with the ATO, we are the specialists who can assist. You need to be a member. Click here to become a Protected Member.
Information on the Small Business Tax Tribunal is here.


Defend the right to be self-employed

Public sector bureaucracies along with unions are wanting to close down the right to be self-employed. We have seen these attacks before such as:

  • Contractors are ‘dependent’.
  • Sham contracting is rife.

See our responses on these arguments in 2011.  See our success at the International Labour Organisation in 2006.

And now the new attack is against the ‘gig economy’. We have new campaigns on our hands!


National Bricklayers Australia

National Bricklayers Australia is a division of Self-Employed Australia formed to assist bricklayers in the operation of their businesses. Our aims are to provide bricklayers support with:
 On-time payment Collecting debts
 Drafting and securing fair contracts Dispute resolution
 Client relationships Industry professionalism
 Industry standards Tax issues







Click here for more information. We have a dedicated bricklayers joining link.

For more information, contact Jason Mills
Phone: 0400 558 031
Email: info@abric.com.au
Facebook page: National Bricklayers Australia

Is your contract fair?

SEA can rightly claim huge success in achieving Unfair Contract protections for small business people. New protective legislation came into effect in November 2016—a world's first for self-employed people. Resources for checking your own contract are here.

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    National Bricklayers Australia is a division of Self-Employed Australia formed to assist bricklayers in the operation of their businesses.

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