ICA Submissions

Over the years, ICA has articulated and defended the rights and interests of independent contractors through a range of submissions to parliamentary inquiries and committees, as well as to various statutory organisations. Those submissions are grouped here by broad category and then by date.

Franchising/Vulnerable workers

Analysis of Vulnerable Workers Bill: Why the Bill should be passed in the Senate substantially unchanged [May 2017]

Submission to the Senate Committee on the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 [April 2017]

Briefing paper: The 7-Eleven (and more) saga and why new laws to protect franchisee workers should be passed by Federal Parliament [March 2017]

Taxation

ICA Submission to Parliamentary Tax Office Review of ATO Scrutiny [March 2016]

ICA Submission to Inspector-General of Taxation
[December 2015]

ICA Submission to Board of Taxation Review
[2014]

Competition Policy

Submission: Misuse of market power—the effects test [2016]

Submission to the Federal Government's Competition Policy Review [2014]


Superannuation

ICA Submission on Transparency Measures for Superannuation [January 2016]
 

'Insecure' Work

ICA Submission to the Victorian Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work [November 2015]

Unfair Contracts

Submission to Senate Economics Legislation Committee on Unfair Contract Term Protections to Small Businesses [2015]

Submission to Federal Treasury’s Consultation Paper – Extending Unfair Contract Term Protections to Small Businesses [2015]

Small Business Commissioners/Dispute Settlement/Prompt Payment

Major Commentary: Does the Business Council of Australia’s Supplier Payment Code actually commit big businesses to pay small businesses on time? [June 2017]

Submission to Senate Inquiry Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bill [2015]

ICA submission to Federal Inquiry into Small Business
[2014]

Submission to the Review of the powers and role of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner
[2013]

ICA Submission on Proposed powers of the New South Wales Small Business Commissioner [2012]

Resolution of Small Business Disputes – Submission to Options Paper
[2011]

Construction Sector

Submission to the Inquiry into the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Amendment Bill 2017 [February 2017]

ICA's Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Public Infrastructure: Provision, Funding, Financing and Costs [2014]

“It’s a long way to fall, mate!” – Submission to the Victorian CCCU Inquiry: Compliance with the law in the Victorian construction industry [2012

Workers' Compensation

Submission to New South Wales Workers' Compensation Scheme Inquiry [2012]

Submission to NSW Review of Workers' Compensation: Definition of a Worker [2005]

Occupational Health and Safety

ICA Submission to the Western Australia Work Health and Safety Bill 2014 [2015]

Submission to the National Review into Model Occupational Health and Safety Laws – Response to the Issues Paper May 2008 [2008]

ICA Submission to Victorian OH&S Inquiry [2003]

Independent Contractors Act

Submission to Senate Inquiry: Independent Contractors Bill [2006]

ICA's Response to Questions contained in DEWR discussion paper 'Proposals for Legislative Reforms in Independent Contracting and Labour Hire Arrangements [2005]

Submission to Standing Committee on Employment, Workplace Relations and Workforce Participation: Inquiry into Independent contractors and labour hire arrangements [2005]

Owner-Drivers

Submission to Review of Victorian laws governing owner-drivers and forestry contractors [January 2017]

ICA Objection to ACCC re TWU-Toll Collective Bargaining [November 2015]

Submission to the House Committee inquiry into the Road Safety Remuneration Bills [2011]

Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – An Application from the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union for authorization for collective negotiations by owner-drivers with earthmoving contractors in South-East Queensland [2008]




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