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Welcome to the March 2024 edition of LHA News

7 March 2024
Welcome to the March 2024 edition of LHA News

Welcome to the March 2024 edition of LHA News.

We know that the first step towards complying with legal obligations is understanding them – that’s why we invest in supporting businesses with clear and accurate information.

In just the past 12 months, we’ve held 100 information sessions around Victoria, upgraded the LHA website and online tools so they’re clearer and faster to use, and published a range of new resources.

As a result, it’s now easier than ever to do your part as a business to protect labour hire workers and improve the integrity and transparency of the industry.

Reading this newsletter is a good step – each month’s LHA News includes information and guidance to support understanding and compliance, along with stories about recent LHA compliance activities.

So, read on in this edition to learn about the need to for accuracy in annual reporting to LHA, a note on unpaid trials of potential workers, and new criminal sanctions for migrant worker exploitation.

This month, we also cover the importance of getting high-quality business advice – the wrong information can sometimes have major consequences for you and your business.

We hope you enjoy this month’s LHA News.


Steve Dargavel
Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner

In this Edition

Licensing update

  • 97 licence applications submitted
  • 113 licences granted
  • 101 licence renewals granted
  • 45 licences refused or cancelled

Resources and events

  • Business Victoria are looking are looking for experienced people to apply for the positions of chairperson or member of the Multicultural Business Ministerial Council and Small Business Ministerial Council. Applications close on 14 March.
  • The Portable Long Service Authority are holding information sessions in March and April for employers to learn how to submit quarterly returns. There are several dates available.