The principle of freedom of contract is the fundamental pillar on which our system of commerce and industry operates. Persons genuinely and freely entering into contracts for the provision of their services should not have those arrangements interfered with by persons or bodies (including governments, regulators, tribunals or courts) who are not parties to those contracts.
- A workplace relations framework that facilitates the broadest possible range of options for workforce participation to meet our diverse workforce needs.
- Recognition of the right to engage in contracting and labour hire arrangements.
- Freedom of choice in relation to the manner in which individuals and businesses wish to structure their relationships.
- No unwarranted third party/external interference in genuine contractual relationships.
- Individuals and businesses should be free to supply goods and services, including contract labour.
- The freedom of business to engage contractors and to on-hire must be enshrined and protected at law.
- Freedom of choice must be promoted and respected.
- Scope to deem or declare contractors as employees contrary to the intentions of the parties should be removed.