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South-Australian based security company Agile Group (Global) Pty Ltd (Agile Group (Global)) and its chief operating officer, have been prosecuted for supplying security guards without being licensed to do so, following an investigation by Queensland's Labour Hire Licensing Compliance Unit.

Queensland's Labour Hire Licensing Compliance Unit has successfully prosecuted North Farming Pty Ltd and Ranjit Singh as Trustee for the Farming First Trust, for breaches of the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld).

Nearly five years since it was introduced, the Palaszczuk Government’s Labour Hire Licensing Scheme continues to lead the nation and ensure Queensland workers are better protected.

Marcico Pty Ltd has been fined $60,000 for providing labour hire services to a Bowen farm without a licence.

Better Crop Management Pty Ltd, its director, Rodney Parker, and another man, Joseph Zappia, have been slapped with fines totalling almost a quarter of a million dollars for breaches of the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017. This follows an appearance in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on 15 September 2021. 

On the third anniversary of Queensland’s nation-leading labour hire licensing laws, the state’s Industrial Relations Minister has once again called for national action to protect workers.

Another South-east Queensland company has been fined for providing labour hire without a licence.

A number of unlicensed labour hire providers, and B&E Poultry (Qld) Pty Ltd, the poultry processor who engaged them to provide workers for its Ormeau factory when they did not have a labour hire licence, have received fines totalling $310,000.

Queensland’s labour hire licensing scheme is the first of its kind in Australia.

A new public health direction has been made by the Chief Health Officer which impacts labour hire providers who employ seasonal workers in the agriculture industry in Queensland.