“Protect, Promote, Provide”

Small Cost,
Big Benefits

“Reform the ATO”, says Senator. An important speech!

Monday, December 9, 2019

There has been a major development in the last days of Federal Parliament for this year. For the first time a parliamentarian has made a clear call for reform of the Australian Taxation Office. Last Wednesday, Senator Eric Abetz delivered a punchy speech in which he demonstrated why the ATO needs to be reformed. He also outlined a model for how that should be done.... More

Christmas just around the corner—some quick updates

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

With Christmas looming, we thought it timely to provide a few updates, including details of three important initiatives from the Federal Government as well as our plans for our two major campaigns: Sustained reform of the ATO and Prompt Payment of small business invoices.... More


Let’s stamp out reverse factoring—It’s big business at its worst

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Reverse factoring—the process whereby a large company arranges for its (small business) suppliers to take out loans from a third party so that delayed invoices can be paid "quickly"—is a disgrace. It's time it was called out and the practice ended. Here's our call to arms..... More


A Victorian Act of Evil — Most likely unconstitutional! — Most likely to be passed in Parliament

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Victorian government is pushing through Parliament a new Workplace Manslaughter Bill. It has passed the Lower House and is likely to pass the Upper House within two weeks. It is an Act of Evil. The Bill is evil because it holds that a collective of persons, a corporation, can be guilty of a criminal act. This defiles all notions of criminal justice in a civilised society.... More

More SEA News...



Global Self-Employment Updates
We monitor self-employment news from around the world. Full list here.


We’re in Washington DC researching good tax administration laws

During October 2019, SEA Executive Director Ken Phillips has been in Washington DC researching how USA law makers have sought to make the US tax administrator (IRS) efficient, fair and transparent.
Here’s some short YouTube posts explaining what we’re doing (click on the image for the YouTube vid):







ATO Information Releases
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!


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.

Join Self Employed Australia

Protected Member $40/month (details below)
Standard Member $20/month (details below)
National Bricklayers $40/month (details below)
Compare Member Benefits

    Protected Member

    Tax Audit Support
    Professional defence against ATO investigation of your

    • Income Tax
    • Personal Services Income
    • GST liabilities
    • Company tax
    • ABN denial/cancellation

    Full details here

    Unfair Contract Protection
    Professional assistance if you believe you have an unfair contract.

    Full details here


    National Bricklayers Australia

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

    Click here for information.

    Click here to Join.

    Help Hotline

    Mobile: 0459 097 589

    Email: help@selfemployedaustralia.com.au


    Standard Member

    • Specialist information
    • Phone help
    • Support our advocacy

    Newsletter Sign-up

    Sign up for our newsletters and stay up to date.




    Captcha Image
    Please check your email inbox (including your junk or trash box) for the opt-in email that will complete your subscription.

    About Self-Employed Australia

    Who we are
    Campaign successes
    Current campaigns

    Self-Employed Australia does not provide tax, financial, legal or other professional advice. We seek to understand members' situations and make referrals to our partner, outsourced, self-employed specialist Lawyers, Accountants, Insurance Brokers and other professionals.


    Member Information Services:


    Self-Employed Australia Partner Providers

    • Envirosure Insurance
    • Your Business Angels Accountants
    • Lawyer Up
    • Industrial Labour Solutions
    • Solo & Smart