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Update Coronavirus Support Package; JobKeeper, etc

Friday, April 3, 2020

Yesterday, Ken Phillips gave a webinar presentation for the Australian Association for Virtual Industry Professionals on the support package available for self-employed people, including sole traders, if you're employing others and so on. Watch the webinar on YouTube.... More


BIG income support for self-employed, sole traders

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Late yesterday evening the government released its third and largest Coronavirus financial support package. It’s huge. And self-employed, sole traders are included. We’ve updated our summary of the government's Coronavirus support package for self-employed people. The JobKeeper Payment scheme is an impressive addition to the government's support programme..... More

Self-employed Support Update: Australia, USA, UK (big move)

Friday, March 27, 2020

This is to give you an update on the support package available for self-employed, small business people, particularly if you are a sole trader .... More




Coronavirus emergency—Government Support for the Self-employed—The Facts

Monday, March 23, 2020

Only 2 weeks ago the prospect of a massive coronavirus emergency was only beginning to sink in across Australia. Now we have moved rapidly into full-scale lockdown in a war against an unseen killer. With assistance from government advisers and support staff we have put together an easy-to-use summary of the key information you need to access all sorts of government support.... More

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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.


Campaign 2020

Big Business—Pay Up!

We’re pushing for laws to force big business to pay small business people fast.



SEA board member Lauren Sherson explains the campaign

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The Coffee Shop of Power
Aussies Café—Where the powerful meet in Parliament


Ken Phillips explains big business power politics in Canberra opposing Pay on Time.

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.

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