The Labour Hire Authority (LHA) has engaged extensively with the labour hire industry in 2023, travelling across Victoria to meet with providers, hosts and other stakeholders.
So far this year, LHA staff have travelled 6,108 km across Victoria to deliver a total of 99 engagement activities and speak with hundreds of stakeholders. Activities have included:
- 38 information sessions/webinars for providers and hosts
- 35 stakeholder meetings
- 13 externally hosted presentations
- 5 host drop-in sessions
- 2 stalls at expos.
LHA held tailored events for key labour hire industries – including horticulture, construction, and meat processing – as well as broad sessions for providers and hosts in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The sessions provided an opportunity for attendees to be updated on LHA’s activities and to learn more about key issues in the labour hire industry.
Providers, hosts and stakeholders have also had the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback, assisting with their compliance and providing insights for further LHA communications and engagement activities.
The majority of attendees indicated they found their understanding of labour hire licensing obligations had improved after attending an information session.
“Labour hire providers and host businesses have given great feedback about these sessions, and valued the opportunity to ask questions to support their understanding and compliance,” said Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner, Steve Dargavel.
“I encourage everyone involved in Victorian labour hire to come along to the sessions to learn more about licensing, and support LHA’s mission to improve the integrity and transparency of the industry.”
Our program of free information sessions will continue in 2024 – keep an eye on future editions of LHA News, and the Events page on the LHA website for details.