ATA Video makes grand final of the Atlas Network’s Film Festival!

The ATA is proud to announce that our short film “ALL Obsolete Industries Deserve The Taxi Bailout!” has been shortlisted for the grand final of this year’s Atlas Network’s Lights, Camera, Liberty! Film Festival Award. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tjZchYXMmA The Festival showcases filmmakers who show the absurdity of government overregulation and appalling economic practices. “This year’s finalists show not only a new high-water mark in professionalism, but also a diversity of creative approaches to sharing the message of liberty. Strengthening this ...

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ATA Review: Stop the Backpacker Tax!

Travelers seeking employment on Australian shores could be hit with an incredulous 32.5% tax rate following federal legislation. This is not only a huge cost for backpackers, who earn an average of $15,000 per annum or less, but will have severe implications for our agricultural and tourism industries. Following the public outcry since its initial proposal, the Federal Government decided to hold an independent review of the legislation. The Australian Taxpayers' Alliance submitted the following proposal to oppose the introduction of this new tax. It's key points ...

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ATA Submission: Legalise Tobacco Harm Reduction NOW!

The Australian Taxpayers' Alliance today submitted a submission to the Therapeutic Goods Administration Medicines Scheduling Secretariat arguing that the overwhelming health benefits of electronic nicotine delivery systems (such as e-cigarettes and vaping devices) be legalised in Australia in order to save lives and reduce the harms associated with smoking. The submission may be downloaded here and also covered removing restrictions on the sale of melatonin as well as paracetamol/caffeine analgesics.

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Media Release: Victoria To Introduce World’s Largest Ridesharing Tax

23 August 2016 Media Release: Victoria To Introduce World’s Largest Ridesharing Tax The Australian Taxpayers' Alliance today condemned the Victorian Government for introducing the world’s largest tax on ridesharing consumers to fund hundreds of millions of dollars to bailout the taxi industry – and help balance their own budget on the sly. "This is an outrageous and economically damaging tax slug by a government that is clearly more interested in bailing out mates than the taxpayers of Victoria” said Tim Andrews, Executive Director of the Australian ...

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Media Release: Vic Government Must Resist Calls For Taxi Bailouts

The Australian Taxpayers' Alliance today released the following statement following reports that ride sharing will finally be legalised in Victoria, with all users of point to point transport to pay new taxes to compensate the taxi industry. A detailed submission by the ATA to the Victorian Legislative Council's Economy and Infrastructure Committee Inquiry Into Ridesharing can be downloaded here. "We  applaud the Victorian government finally accepting reality and moving legalise ride sharing services" said Tim Andrews, Executive Director of the Australian ...

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Restore Free Speech – Urgent Action Alert!

We are only TWO votes in parliament away from reforming section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act Take action today: Tell your MP and Senators to to secure our most fundamental human right!  Freedom to express yourself.  Freedom of conscience. The most fundamental human freedoms are only made possible by a strongly guarded right to free speech. It is this right that has made Australia great. But today, the threat to free speech on every mind is Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination act. We have already seen the devastating consequences Three ...

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The hidden tax on holidays

The government has resorted to sneaky tactics to extort taxpayers in every facet of life. Even if you’re sick of them and wish to leave, they will take one last money grab from taxpayers’ to pay for their excessive spending habits. Everybody who travels overseas from Australia pays a hidden $55 tax when they leave the country with 85% of people not knowing about this tax. A simple $200 flight from Darwin to Bali is over 25% holiday tax. This is added onto the already high airplane tickets which makes travelling overseas increasingly inaccessible for poorer people. ...

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Rushed Greyhound Bill Violates Fundamental Principles of Democracy

10 August 2016 Media Release: Rushed Greyhound Bill Violates Fundamental Principles of Democracy   The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance today condemned the NSW Government’s decision to rush the Greyhound Racing Prohibition Bill 2016 to the NSW Legislative Council without notice or opportunity for scrutiny. Earlier today, the Baird government joined The Australian Greens to successfully move a motion overturning precedent in the NSW Legislative Council to table the Greyhound Racing Prohibition Bill 2016 ten minutes after the bill was distributed to Councillors. This ...

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#CensusFail Head Earns More Than Obama, Triple UK Prime Minister

After yesterday's Australian Census Debacle, staggering revelations have come to light that Australian Statistician David Kalisch earns a staggering annual salary of $705,030. To put this into comparison: This more than the President of the United States ($400,000USD = $520,512AUD) This is more than DOUBLE the salary of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Military, one of the most powerful men on the planet ($243,162USD = $316,156AUD) This is almost TRIPLE the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (£142,500 = $242,169AUD) After yesterday, can anyone ...

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Media Release: #CensusFail Demonstrates Urgent Need For Privacy Review

Media Release: 10 August 2016 #CensusFail Demonstrates Urgent Need For Privacy Review In light of the Australian Census website being shut down last night following allegations of a cyberattack, the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance has called for an immediate review of the new policy that names and addresses of respondents be stored by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Even prior to the attack, numerous technology experts severely criticised the data retention policy, with politicians such as Senator Xenophon stating they would refuse to complete the census due to ...

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