Fair Work Act 2009
Under the Fair Work Act 2009, independent contractors are protected from:
adverse action – for example, a business can’t terminate a contract with a contractor because they made a complaint to a regulator about their workplace rights
coercion – for example, a business cannot threaten to take action against a contractor to coerce them not to exercise their workplace rights
abuses of freedom of association – contractors are free to join, or not join, a trade union or employer group.