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To gig or not to gig? Fairness and the new economy

Monday, August 08, 2016

This month, ICA Executive Director Ken Phillips has an article in Flying Solo explaining why the new unfair contract laws for small business people are so significant. It’s a rather timely article because the ACCC has just released a new guide to the laws.

It’s worth being aware of your rights as a ‘solo’ business person under these new laws. These Australian laws are a global first. It’s these sort of laws that will make the ‘gig’ economy fairer and hence sustainable as a new business model.

And the debate on this is extensive.
There’s a high-level discussion of this taking place at the National Small Business Conference on the morning of Wednesday 10 August in Melbourne. Speakers are:
  • ACCC Deputy Chair Michael Schaper
  • CEO Shopping Centre Council of Australia Angus Nardi
  • Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell
The session will be chaired by prominent business commentator for The Australian, Robert Gottliebsen.

We'll keep you updated about the discussions and the events. The Conference program is here.


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