Recruiters might be interested, in light of recent discussion about industry regulation, to see how the pieces may already be coming together:

  1. Australian Consumer Law is changed in 2010 to include unfair consumer contract provisions.
  2. Coalition promises to extend unfair contract provisions to small business consumers.
  3. ACCC reviews standard form contracts used in target industries and identifies 8 categories of unfair terms for removal.
  4. Recruitment industry participants call for industry regulation.

These are not likely to remain as disconnected developments indefinitely. So it might be worthwhile, before too long,  to have a good look at the ACCC’s review and to check to see if there are any unfair terms in standard form recruitment contract.  If so, decisions will have to be made about what to do with them them? And by whom?