Victorian Owner-Driver laws Review 2017
- A close eye needs to be maintained on Victoria in case there’s an attempt to damage owner-drivers. Here’s our submission to the Review.
The Australian Road ‘Safety’ Remuneration laws
Small Business Ombudsman Report into the impact of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (September 2016)
A Summary of the key findings and recommendations of the Small Business Ombudsman’s Report into the impact of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal is available here.
An attempt to destroy small business people (May 2016)
Australian road ‘safety remuneration’ laws introduced in 2012 reached a peak in 2016 when it eventually became clear that the laws were specifically intended to destroy the businesses of 35,000 owner drivers. The laws forced self-employed owner-drivers to charge significantly higher rates than charged by employee-structured transport firms. The laws priced owner-drivers out of the market. Fortunately, the laws were repealed in April 2016, saving the businesses of owner-drivers.
ICA had a heavy involvement in the campaign to remove the laws, including mounting a High Court challenge.