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Independent Contractors Regulation 2016

Aust Gov
19th January 2017

Sunsetting Instrument – Department of Employment

The Independent Contractors Regulations 2007 were scheduled to sunset on 1 April 2017 in accordance with the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. On 8 December 2016, the regulations were repealed and replaced by the Independent Contractors Regulation 2016.

The Independent Contractors Act 2006 and the accompanying regulations protect the freedom of contractors to enter into contracting arrangements.

Consistent with the Australian Government’s best practice regulation requirements for sunsetting instruments, the Department of Employment has assessed the operation of the regulations in consultation with the States and Territories and has certified they are operating effectively and efficiently. As the regulations were remade without significant amendment, a Regulation Impact Statement is not required and there is no regulatory costing implication.

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