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Welcome to the July 2024 edition of LHA News

4 July 2024
Welcome to the July 2024 edition of LHA News

Welcome to the July 2024 edition of LHA News.

The start of 2024-25 brings new opportunities for labour hire providers and host businesses across Victoria.

It’s a good time for providers to update their licence details and to ensure they’re across their legal obligations – including the 1 July minimum wage and award increase, tax and super changes, and upcoming changes to the Fair Work Act.

In this edition, we introduce BPAY® as a new option to pay your labour hire licence fees, and we provide some helpful new year reminders.

We also take a look back at 2023-24 through a labour hire data snapshot. It was a significant year – one which saw over a thousand new licensees, and record levels of LHA industry engagement, compliance and enforcement activity.

Elsewhere in this edition, we cover:

  • franchisee and franchisor obligations when supplying labour hire
  • a new LHA communications campaign targeting meat and poultry processing workers
  • all businesses that had licences cancelled, refused or conditions applied in May 2024.

We hope you enjoy the July edition of LHA News and start the new financial year on the right foot.

 

Steve Dargavel
Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner

In this Edition

Licensing update

June 2024:

  • 125 licence applications submitted
  • 77 licence renewals granted
  • 99 licences granted
  • 45 licences refused or cancelled

Events

  • Is your business tax ready? The ATO has advice on what business items can be considered tax deductible. Find out more on the ATO website.
  • Business Victoria has dozens of practical tools, templates and calculators available to start and run a business, including marketing plans, cash flow forecasting and professional development plans. Visit the Business Victoria website to browse or download.