|Name:||Independent Contractors Act 2006 (No. 162, 2006).|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Act on-line Commonwealth of Australia Law (ComLaw) 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.