H.R. NICHOLLS Wednesday 8 February 2017 The Trust, Melbourne “The Importance of Ideas “ Peter Costello Thank you for inviting me to address your annual conference. It is good to be back. The historical record will show that I was one of four signatories to a letter which invited people to a seminar, to establish the H.R. Nicholls Society, here in Melbourne in February 1986. As such I can claim to be a founder of the Society. But in fact, as is well known, the real founder of the Society was the person who thought up the idea, investigated and seized upon the story of H.R.
The HR Nicholls Society was recently published in the Australian Financial Review detailing some of the benefits of reinstating the Australian Building & Construction Commission and revised Building Code.
The H.R. Nicholls Society supports and welcomes the Prime Minister’s pledge to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. The Tribunal’s most recent order increasing the mandatory rates owner-operator truck drivers are required to charge threatens to push prices up by between 15 and 30 per cent and drive 35,000 self-employed truck drivers out of business. H.R. Nicholls Society’s President, Adam Bisits, said: “The tribunal’s order makes it illegal for self-employed drivers to compete on cost with larger employees.
Media Release March 6, 2016
Another HR Nicholls Society member for parliament James Paterson preselected for Senate
The HR Nicholls Society congratulates member James Paterson on his preselection by the Liberal Party today for the no 1 Senate position for Victoria. James was a member of the board of the society in 2011-13.
The society stands for freedom to work and freedom to hire, for internationally competitive terms of employment and for the dismantling of the rorted Australian industrial relations system. Significantly
Executive Director About the HR Nicholls Society Australia, a century ago, was the richest country in the world in per capita terms. In the 21st century, however, we face the prospect of continuing economic decline and a further reduction in our standards of living.
When it comes to tackling union corruption, Bill Shorten should take a leaf out of the Kennedy playbook. Seven weeks after the release of the final report of the Royal Commission Into Trade Union Governance and Corruption, there is no evidence that the Labor Party is about to see the light. That report gave the lie to the claim that corruption within Australia’s union movement is limited to ‘a few bad apples’.