Welcome to the November 2023 edition of LHA News.
In this month’s newsletter, we take a broad look – and a deep dive – into the labour hire industry and LHA’s activities across 2022-23, following the release of our latest annual report.
The report reflects the important progress made throughout 2022-23 in the mission to protect workers from exploitation and improve the transparency and integrity of the labour hire industry.
This month, we look at this progress towards our strategic objectives – to create and maintain a fair and lawful labour hire industry, to achieve high impact compliance and enforcement outcomes, and to educate and engage with the industry and community.
Elsewhere in this edition - read about how licence conditions help ensure workers are paid fairly, recent improvements to the LHA website, and our current and upcoming engagement work.
I hope you find this edition valuable.
Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner
In this issue
- A fair and lawful industry – progress in 2022-23
- High impact outcomes – progress in 2022-23
- 2022-23 – LHA and the labour hire industry in numbers
- Payroll licence conditions imposed on horticulture provider to prevent potential worker exploitation
- The LHA website is now easier to read and navigate
- Changes to the Fair Work Act come into effect in late 2023 and early 2024
- Industry engagement: Commercial cleaning expo / Upcoming sessions for construction and meat/poultry industries
- 145 licence applications submitted
- 91 licence renewals granted
- 167 licences granted
- 65 licences refused or cancelled
- The Fair Work Ombudsman has released guidance, and is also holding a webinar on 21 November, on rules and entitlements during the end-of-year holiday season.