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Digging out the ATO: Board of Taxation Review recommendations

Sunday, February 22, 2015

ICA has been running a long campaign against the ATO’s discrimination against self-employed people. In our latest effort we made a submission to the review into the ATO’s administration. More...

Now it’s some Canadians complaining about self-employment

Monday, February 09, 2015

You’d think the Canadians would be pleased. Canada’s jobless rate has just dropped further to 6.6 per cent after adding 34,500 jobs in the last month. But this is entirely accounted for by the fact that the number of self-employed individuals has gone up by 41,000. However according to this report this is terrible. The article claims that ‘self-employed does not equal making money’. What planet is this author on?  More...

Illegal logging laws under review

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Labor-Green illegal logging laws, slated for introduction in November last year (despite an Abbott opposition promise to overturn them), have now been frozen and are subject to a review that is due to report in March this year. ICA Executive Director Ken Phillips has written another Business Spectator article on the history and the shortcomings of this red tape nightmare that could have seen small business importers facing criminal prosecution. Full story hereMore...

OHS: Harmonized to what?

Sunday, February 01, 2015

You might recall the process to ‘harmonize’ Australia’s work safety laws that unfolded between about 2010 and 2012. ICA campaigned on the issue closely, opposing the harmonized model that was being pushed. The outcome has been bit of a hotch-potch, with WA and Victoria staying out of the process and SA significantly changing the laws. More...

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