“It's about the passion”

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.

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

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

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

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]