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19 September 2018
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The State Government has announced that it intends to repeal the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017, following feedback raised by stakeholders.

A taskforce has been established to consider whether existing laws are sufficient to protect labour hire workers from exploitation, and recommend changes if needed.

Legislation to repeal the Labour Hire Licensing Act is expected to be introduced into Parliament by the end of the year.

Licence applications

Consumer and Business Services (CBS) is not accepting applications for a labour hire licence at this time. If you have already applied for a licence CBS will promptly refund application fees that have been paid, if the Act is successfully repealed.

If you have any further questions, please contact CBS via occupational [at] sa.gov.au

Concerns about a labour hire provider

If you have concerns about an unscrupulous labour hire provider, please contact:

  • Fair Work Ombudsman – To discuss or report concerns including pay, leave, ending employment, discrimination, and sham contracting. Visit the webpage Help us keep workplaces fair
  • Safe Work SA – To discuss or report concerns including safety, inadequate safety training, and worksite accidents. Visit safework.sa.gov.au