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Name: Independent Contractors Act 2006 (No. 162, 2006).
Country: Australia
Subject(s): Labour contracts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2006-11-12
Entry into force:
ISN: AUS-2006-L-76585
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line Commonwealth of Australia Law (ComLaw) PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 78, 2018 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 78, 2018 (consulted on 2007-08-20)
Abstract/Citation: The Independent Contractors Act 2006 was developed to:
- protect the freedom of independent contractors to enter into services contracts
- recognise independent contracting as a legitimate form of work that is primarily commercial
- prevent parties from interfering with the terms of genuine independent contracting arrangements.
The Act does this by recognising that the rights, entitlements, obligations and liabilities of the parties involved in a services contract are governed by the terms of the contract.
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