The Queensland Government’s Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 was introduced into Parliament in May 2017.

The Queensland Bill would disrupt a vast array of business contracts and services.  Numerous genuine contracting arrangements would be covered by the legislation; far beyond any reasonable notion of ‘labour hire’.

Under the provisions in the Bill, harsh civil and criminal penalties would be imposed on businesses, owners and managers for breaches, including imprisonment. The penalties would apply to those who provide ‘labour hire services’ without a licence and to those which use an unlicensed service provider.

Ai Group’s submission on the Bill is available on Ai Group’s website.

If you would like assistance in engaging labour hire, please contact Ai Group’s Workplace Advice Service on 1300 55 66 77.
Alternatively, if you would like assistance in managing employees and labour hire entitlements, please contact your local employment, workplace and industrial lawyer in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Melbourne or Brisbane or email Ai Group Workplace Lawyers at


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