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Workers compensation in the Australian Capital Territory

In the ACT, contractors who are engaged on a regular and systematic basis or engaged with an expectation of engagement on a regular and systematic basis, are classed as ‘workers’ under workers compensation laws.

The following questions help to decide what is a regular and systematic basis:
  • what are the terms of all relevant contracts?
  • what is the working relationship between the contract principal (the farmer) and the contractor and all associated circumstances?
  • what is/are the period or periods of the engagement?
  • how frequent is the work?
  • how many hours are worked?
  • what is the type of work?
  • what are normal arrangements for someone engaged to perform that type of work?

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