Introduced with the Independent Contractors Bill 2006 to protect the status of independent contractors, the bill amends the:
Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: provide civil penalties for sham contracting arrangements; protect redundancy entitlements; provide for stand downs; make changes to the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard; and
Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 and
Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: repeal redundant provisions in relation to unfair contracts as a consequence of the proposed national services contract review scheme contained in the Independent Contractors Bill 2006; allow proceedings to be initiated in relation to sham contracting arrangements; and makes technical amendments to the
Workplace Relations Act 1996 and
Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005.