The Labour Hire Licensing Scheme, which came into effect earlier this year, includes stricter penalties for wrongdoers and a requirement for all labour hire companies to be licensed.
Workers across Australia need Labour Hire Licensing now to urgently address the systemic exploitation of workers in Australia. However, recent reports suggest that the scheme will be delayed until at least February 2019. The scheme is crucial for improving the accountability of contractors and enforcing their responsibility to pay wages fairly and in full, while offering secure jobs to working people. Until Labour Hire Licensing is properly implemented workers in South Australia are being let down. No clarity has been given to those who campaigned effectively for these changes on the details of the delay and why the scheme, scheduled for September 2018, has been pushed into the long grass. Workers need assurances now that the State Government will stand up for their rights and deliver on this crucial legislation