A Labour Hire Licensing Bill for South Australia. Seriously.

So, (sighs!) South Australia is next in line to be drafting a Bill to “crack down on dodgy labour hire operators”.

Nothing wrong with cracking down. However, South Australia already has legislation, which requires employment agencies to be licensed – though it exempts labour-hire and group training schemes from its coverage.

Why not just remove the exemption? Is that too easy? Or can you just never have too many licences?

And as for all the talk about how the licence fee is going to partially fund enforcement – the fee for a two-year employment agents licence in South Australia is $14.80.

There’d be precious little funding of the enforcement effort for that!

We’ll have to wait to see just how serious this proposal turns out to be – especially if, as claimed, it’s aiming to be “complementary” to Queensland’s clunky scheme.

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Andrew C. Wood

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