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Ken Phillips is co-founder and Executive Director of Independent Contractors of Australia. He is a published authority on independent contractor issues and directs research on related commercial and trade practices issues. Through his numerous articles in newspapers and think-tank and academic journals, Ken is known for approaching issues from outside normal perspectives and is frequently sought out for media comment.

At last a fair deal for hard-working subbies

Saturday, December 10, 2016

In the commercial construction sector the people who always get it in the neck are the small subcontractors — the subbies — the people who actually do the real work on the ground.

This newspaper, The West Australian, has run a long and deserved campaign demanding action. But where’s the State Government response?

Well, finally, we have seen some action. More...


Commissioners help the small guys

Friday, July 20, 2012

The regulation of business-to-business contracts is undergoing changes that will, for some, challenge sacred-cow ideas about the law and economics.

At the high policy end, the federal Attorney-General's department is conducting a review of contract law.

However, if the AG's review results just in further tuning of complex legal issues and processes, it won't really have done much for the community. More...



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