The Queensland Government is expected to introduce mandatory licensing for labour hire companies in Queensland according to a media statement released by the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations. Queensland Labour Hire companies would need to comply with the following legal obligations:
Pass a fit-and-proper person test;
Ensure compliancy with workplace laws including superannuation, minimum wages and QLeave.
Pay the licensing fees;
Report regularly regarding business operations , payment of employees and requirements;
Provide evidence of the number of employees engaged through visa arrangements and domestic employees.
The legislation is expected to be implemented within the coming weeks into Labour Hire companies within Queensland, however, the scheme is not expected to be up and running until 2018.