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Only one more Senator needed to repeal RSRT

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This morning the Turnbull government declared that it will repeal the small business, owner-driver destruction laws in this sitting of Parliament (starting 18 April next week). Senator Jackie Lambie has announced that she will support repeal. That’s five independents for repeal and just one more is needed. Below are the numbers based on public statements.

We’re hoping that Senators Muir and Wang will also support repeal. Ring their offices asking them to join the repeal.

Update, 14 April: We have since been advised by Senator Madigan's office that he intends to vote for repeal. Thank you Senator Madigan!

Update, late 14 April: Senator Muir says keep the laws, but have an inquiry. Yeh Ricky! Fiddle while owner drivers go broke!!!

Turnbull Government:    Repeal now
Senator Lazarus:            Repeal now
Senator Xenophon:        Repeal now
Senator Day:                   Repeal now
Senator Leyonhjelm:      Repeal now
Senator Lambie:             Repeal now
Senator Madigan:           Repeal now

Senator Wang:        Inclined to repeal

Senator Muir:             Keep the evil laws (let's have an inquiry) 
Shorten Labor:          Keep the evil laws
DiNatale Greens:       Keep the evil laws

Yesterday we filed our constitutional challenge to the Road Safety Remuneration laws in the High Court. We’re asking for an urgent injunction to freeze the laws. If Senators Muir or Wang don’t join to repeal the laws, attaining a High Court injunction will be essential to protect owner-drivers.

We would only withdraw our High Court action if the laws were repealed. But we want the unions, Labor and the Greens to be well aware. Whatever happens, if these evil laws or others like them targeting any other independent contractors are ever attempted again, we will move swiftly against them.

We have had huge community support for our High Court challenge from everyday Australians. The support has enabled us to establish a fighting fund. Join us in a new front to defend self-employed people.
  • Join ICA. Every $55 membership fee helps.

We stand ready with the resources, determination and guts to take action.


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