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Minimum standards for regulated workers – Implementation Report published

12 Apr 2024

We have published an Implementation Report about incoming functions relating to minimum standards for regulated workers. Justice Hatcher has also issued a statement about the report and the next steps. 

These new functions are given to us by Part 16 of the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes No. 2) Act 2024. The new functions will commence on a date to be proclaimed or 26 August 2024.  

We invite your feedback on how we plan to implement these new functions. 

Regulated workers are: 

  • 'employee-like' workers performing digital platform work, and  
  • regulated road transport contractors. 

About the report

The Implementation Report sets out how we plan to implement the new functions, which include:

  • making minimum standards orders and guidelines for regulated workers
  • making road transport contractual chain orders and guidelines, and 
  • registering collective agreements for regulated workers and regulated businesses. 

We will publish a further implementation report soon that will deal with other new functions under Part 16 including: 

  • employee-like worker disputes about unfair deactivation from a digital platform, and 
  • regulated road transport worker disputes about unfair termination of a contract.

In his 27 February 2024 Statement, Justice Hatcher noted the significant nature of the changes relating to regulated workers. These reports are part of our commitment to engage and consult with our stakeholders on how we implement these new functions.

Send us your feedback 

Interested parties are invited to send us feedback on the report. Email your feedback to by 4pm (AEST) on Friday, 26 April 2024.