Building contractor

A building contractor is a person who has entered into, or who has offered to enter into, a contract for services under which the person either:

  • carries out building work
  • arranges for building work to be carried out.
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Under the IC Act, independent contractors are able to seek relief if they perform work on terms that are ‘unfair’ or ‘harsh’. An independent contractor also may be eligible to access remedies under the Commonwealth unfair contracts system. To be eligible, you need to be covered by the IC Act.
19 August 2018
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24 August 2018
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29 August 2018
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21 September 2018
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Head contractors A head contractor is the entity who manages or controls a building site. Their responsibilities including engaging subcontractors and ensuring that all requirements of the Code are met, when they are contracted to undertake Commonwealth funded building work.
19 August 2018
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Using the ABCC’s Model Clauses will help you ensure that you comply with the Building Code 2016 (the 2016 Code). You could be breaching the Code if you do not ensure that your subcontractors are Code compliant on Commonwealth funded building work.
15 January 2018
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There are important differences between contractors and employees in the building industry. We’ve outlined these differences below. Most independent contractors:
19 August 2018
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A New South Wales concrete pumping and placement company has been issued a formal warning for its breach of the 2016 Building Code after the Federal Court found the contractor unlawfully threatened to dismiss workers during enterprise agreement negotiations.
20 December 2018
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Independent contractors run their own business. They usually negotiate their own fees and working arrangements and can work for more than one client at a time. Independent contractors are called contractors or subcontractors.
19 August 2018

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