Labour Hire Licensing: Resources & Commentary

Queensland: The Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 has was introduced into Queensland Parliament in May, 2017 and is presently being reviewed by Committee with a report to be presented back to Parliament in July 2017.

The following is a brief summary of some of my preliminary views and commentary.

Mind Your Language! What a pity that the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017, which was introduced to Queensland Parliament today, advances core definitions that seem to be inconsistent with the ILO’s foundational principle that “labour is not a commodity”more

Labour Hire Licensing Bill Casts a Very Wide Net. Given the broad definitions of provider and labour hire services set out in Queensland’s Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017, introduced into Parliament on 25 May 2017it will be interesting to see the extent to which common service entity arrangements for professional firms and corporate groups will be affected. more…

Compulsory Insurance and Bonds Possible Under Qld’s New Labour Hire Licensing Bill. Clause 29 of Queensland’s new Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017introduced into Parliament on 25 May 2017, will allow the Chief Executive to impose conditions on a licence for any reasons and in any circumstances that the Chief Executive considers appropriate. more…

The Interstate Reach of Queensland’s New Labour Hire Licensing Bill. Maybe it’s just because State of Origin season is almost upon us again; but whatever the reason, it’s worth taking note of the interstate reach provisions of Queensland’s New Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017, because being a cockroach (Queenslanders will know what I’m talking about) won’t help you. That’s because clause 5 of the Bill provides that the new laws will apply outside Queensland “to the full extent of the extraterritorial legislative power of the Parliament”. more…

Queensland’s Labour Hire Licensing Bill: Holes in the Net? A more in depth look at the approach and coverage of the Bill in which I suggest that the drafting of the Bill does not match its intent. more…

Quensland’s Labour Hire Licensing Bill: Accommodating the Ridiculous I had to have a chuckle, when I read the reporting requirements of cl 31 (2) (i) and (j) of Queensland’s new Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017. Those paragraphs require labour hire services providers to give some pretty detailed and possibly intrusive information about their workers’ accommodation and other mundane arrangements. more…

10 reasons why Queensland’s new Labour Hire Licensing Bill will struggle to meet its admirable objectives. As the title explains.

Queensland’s Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017: What about the conditions? Anyone interested in how Queensland’s new Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 will affect the labour hire industry, would do well to call for some frank and open discussion about the conditions, which the Queensland government intends to impose on license holders. That’s because the only thing standing in the way of a radical overhaul of the labour hire industry is the chief executive’s discretion concerning what those conditions will be. And we have not yet heard much about it. more…