Victoria is following suit of Queensland in adopting the labour hire licencing scheme.
Labour hire businesses must now apply for a licence to operate in Victoria. The scheme commenced on 29th April 2019 giving labour hire providers 6-months (until 29th October) to apply for the licence. From 30 October 2019, substantial penalties will apply to labour hire providers who don’t have a licence or a licence application pending and businesses that use unlicensed providers. Read more →
Global Talent Officers to recruit 5000 skilled migrants.
A newly established scheme will see Australia actively seeking out overseas talent, rather than waiting for it to come knocking. As the federal government plan to ramp-up efforts to attract top talent such as senior technology leaders, researchers, developers and experts to permanently migrate to Australia. Read more →
The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 requires anyone who provides labour hire in South Australia to be licensed.
However South Australia has had a prolonged implementation of labour hire licensing, beginning in 2017 when they passed the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017. It commenced on 1st March 2018, but before it fully came into effect, a change in government occurred and it was announced that the Labour Hire Licensing Actwould be repealed before the end of the year. However, there was not enough support to abolish the legislation and the licensing scheme has recently been reinstated. Read more →