Following various parliamentary inquiries at the Federal and State level into labour hire practices, it looks as though state-based labour hire licensing schemes will very soon be a reality, with the South Australian Government recently joining Queensland1 by introducing proposed legislation for a state-based labour hire licensing scheme. The Victorian Government has also indicated its intention to introduce a state-based licensing scheme.
The licensing schemes proposed in Queensland and South Australia will regulate “providers of labour hire services” and businesses that engage these providers (which may capture companies outside the traditional labour hire industry), so now is the time to understand the potential implications of the proposed changes for your business.
Click on the image below for an interactive overview of the current proposed labour hire licensing schemes around Australia.
1. A report on the labour hire licensing scheme proposed for Queensland was released in late July by the Parliamentary Committee charged with reviewing the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 (Qld). While the Committee was unable to reach agreement on whether the Bill should pass, it remains likely that Queensland Government will continue to push for this reform to be introduced.For more information on the Queensland scheme and what is proposed see our article: Casting a Wide Net: Proposed Labour Hire Licensing Scheme in Queensland.