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‘Evil’ anti-owner driver laws formally dead

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The deal is done!!

On 19 April 2016, the Road Safety Remuneration Repeal Act 2016 (Cth) received royal assent. This means that today, 21 April 2016, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal will cease to operate or perform any functions. This is officially stated on the RSRT website.

The outcome is that owner-drivers across Australia can now safely get back to business, as we understand it. After months of anguish and real financial and emotional pain, owner-drivers can now breathe easily.

ICA has received large numbers of ‘thank you’ messages for our role in pushing for the repeal of the laws. But let’s be clear. This was a huge team effort. Thousands of owner-drivers and their supporters worked hard for repeal. Big thanks must go to the Turnbull government for moving to repeal. And a huge vote of thanks must also go to the independent Senators who supported repeal.

There’s a major message to small business people across Australia. We must be vigilant. We must work together. It’s been demonstrated that there are powerful institutions and political forces that seek to destroy us. They set things up by stealth, then pounce. It’s staggering that, in a democracy such as Australia, this should occur. It will occur again if we don’t work together.

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ICA has been fighting for 17 years for the rights of small business people to be in business and we will continue that fight. We are vigilant. We are planning additional moves.


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