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There’s a small business reform ‘steam train’ happening with the federal government

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

There’s considerable reform occurring at the federal level affecting self-employed, small business people—including paying small businesses on time, unfair contracts and new insolvency provisions. Here's an update.... 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

Reforming the ATO – An economic recovery agenda

Thursday, October 29, 2020

At Self-Employed Australia we’ve been campaigning for a heck of a long time for reform of the ATO in the way it handles disputes—particularly with small business people. In the economic recovery from Covid, reform of the ATO must assume high importance....... More

Budget stimulus for self-employed, small business people

Thursday, October 8, 2020

We’ve tried to pick out the key things from the massive Morrison government Covid-19 business recovery package. These are the things that seem most relevant for self-employed, small business people. Includes important links to the ATO....... More

JobKeeper and JobSeeker Extension Information

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Last week the Morrison government announced that JobKeeper and JobSeeker are being extended past the current cut-off of at the end of September. But there are changes to eligibility and the amounts being paid. Mindful that the legislation for the extension has not passed Parliament, our summary is the best information available at the moment...... 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.

Defeat Dan’s war against the self-employed

Monday, October 12, 2020

The Victorian government's gig economy report is a con. It’s a Trojan Horse designed to unleash the dogs of war against self-employed people in Victoria and across Australia. We said so in July this year and have reiterated that to the Premier's Department in response to its request for a submission. Our analysis of the report is also here ..... More

We seek prosecution of the Victorian government – Criminal failures

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

We seek investigation of union involvement in hotel quarantine breaches

Monday, September 28, 2020

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Corona Virus Emergency

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

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.

Reforming the ATO

Watch this 20-minute YouTube video explaining the needed reforms

Key reforms (in legislation)
  • Taxpayer Rights Code
  • Taxpayer Advocate (to defend taxpayers)
For ‘nerds’, here is SEA's 50-page report on reforming the ATO based on the US model

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    Victorian Quarantine Disaster = 765 deaths

    Campaign to Investigate/prosecute



    Background information here

    We’ve written to:

    1) Coate Inquiry into Victorian Quarantine mess to investigate unions.
    Letter here. Evidence of union involvement here.

    2) WorkSafe Victoria, asking for a criminal prosecution of the government from the Premier down. Letter to WorkSafe and its reply here.

    An explanation as to the background to the prosecution request is here.

    Legal team is being formed. WorkSafe has three months in which to act.

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