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Independent Contractors Regulations 2007

Authoritative Version
SLI 2007 No. 23 Regulations as made
These Regulations clarify the operation of the exclusion provisions in the Independent Contractors Act 2006 and the circumstances in which an unfair contracts application may be made under that Act.
Administered by: Employment
Registered 21 Feb 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Feb-2007
Tabled Senate26-Feb-2007
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2017
Repealed by Independent Contractors Regulation 2016

Independent Contractors Regulations 20071

Select Legislative Instrument 2007 No. 23

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Independent Contractors Act 2006.

Dated 15 February 2007

P. M. JEFFERY

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

JOE HOCKEY


Contents

                        1     Name of Regulations                                                        2

                        2     Commencement                                                              2

                        3     Interpretation                                                                   2

                        4     Saving of various State and Territory laws                           2

                        5     Time limit on applications for review of services contracts — prescribed circumstances (time limit for applications)                                                                    3

                        6     Limitation on applications for review of services contracts — other proceedings in progress        4

 

 


 

  

  

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Independent Contractors Regulations 2007.

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 March 2007.

3              Interpretation

Act means the Independent Contractors Act 2006.

4              Saving of various State and Territory laws

                For paragraph 7 (2) (c) of the Act, the laws of a State or Territory that are mentioned in the table are specified.

 

Item

Law

Specific provisions (if any)

New South Wales

101

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999

 

102

Health Services Act 1997

Parts 1, 3 and 4 of Chapter 8, and the Dictionary at the end of the Act.

Victoria

201

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002

 

Queensland

301

Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004

 

302

Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991

 

Western Australia

401

Construction Contracts Act 2004

 

Northern Territory

801

Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act

 

 

Note   Under subsection 7 (1) of the Act, the rights, entitlements, obligations and liabilities of a party to a services contract are not affected by a law of a State or Territory to the extent that the law would otherwise do one or more of the things specified in that subsection.

However, subsection 7 (2) of the Act provides that subsection 7 (1) does not apply in relation to various State and Territory laws, including laws specified in regulations made for the purposes of paragraph 7 (2) (c) of the Act, to the extent that the law is so specified.

5              Time limit on applications for review of services contracts — prescribed circumstances (time limit for applications)

         (1)   For section 13 of the Act, and subject to subregulation (2), a circumstance in which an application must not be made under subsection 12 (1) of the Act is that the time limit for making an application of that kind has expired.

         (2)   However, if a person satisfies the Court that there are exceptional circumstances justifying the making of the application:

                (a)    subregulation (1) does not apply; and

               (b)    the Court may, on application by the person, allow an application under subsection 12 (1) of the Act to be made at any time after the time limit expires.

         (3)   The time limit expires after a period of 12 months starting on the date on which a services contract ends.

6              Limitation on applications for review of services contracts — other proceedings in progress

                For paragraph (b) of the definition of other review proceedings in subsection 14 (3) of the Act, the provisions of the laws of the Commonwealth, or of a State or Territory, that are mentioned in the table are specified.

 

Item

Law

Provisions

Commonwealth

101

Trade Practices Act 1974

sections 51AA, 51AB and 51AC

New South Wales

201

Fair Trading Act 1987

section 43

Victoria

301

Fair Trading Act 1999

sections 7, 8, 8A and 8B

Queensland

401

Fair Trading Act 1989

section 39

Western Australia

501

Fair Trading Act 1987

section 11

South Australia

601

Fair Trading Act 1987

section 57

Tasmania

701

Fair Trading Act 1990

sections 15 and 15A

Australian Capital Territory

801

Fair Trading Act 1992

section 13

Northern Territory

901

Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading Act

section 43

 

Note   The expression other review proceedings is defined in subsection 14 (3) of the Act, and includes proceedings in relation to a services contract under a provision of a law of the Commonwealth, or of a State or Territory, that is specified in regulations made for the purposes of paragraph 14 (3) (b) of the Act.


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