Monday, 23 April 2012
In dealing with big business, smaller enterprises may be subject to standard form contracts on a ‘take it or leave it’ basis, with little opportunity to vary the terms.
This can create a significant imbalance in the rights and responsibilities of each of the parties.
The Coalition will provide a ‘fair go’ for small business by extending the unfair contracts protections currently available to consumers to cover the small business sector.
This will remedy Labor’s unexplained back-flip not to include business-to-business standard form contracts in the unfair contract laws.