We continually hear Australian Federal and State Governments stating how important it is to protect banks and protect private enterprise. Big business and the rich seem to have been extremely well protected for as long as I can remember as the gulf between rich and poor continually widens.

Recently small businesses were granted useful concessions for depreciating assets. Yet despite these protections, many small businesses, and certainly sub-contractors, are not well protected in their contractual arrangements. To achieve the protections thought necessary for business, governments have used hidden agendas including: The fewer consumer rights, the better The looser…