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Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has issued a warning to Queensland’s labour hire operators, following another three successful prosecutions in the Caboolture Magistrates Court this week.

It has been a little over one year since Queensland’s pioneering labour hire licensing laws set minimum standards for labour hire providers, who must now show they are complying with their legal obligations.

The Labour Hire Licensing Compliance Unit (LHLCU) has suspended 123 licences for failure to lodge a six-monthly report required by the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017.

Queensland Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has welcomed an Australian-first conviction of a labour hire provider who supplied workers to a business without a licence to do so.

With the strawberry season in full swing on the Granite Belt, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has been meeting with growers to remind them they must only use licensed labour hire providers.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will begin compliance audits of poultry processing workplaces from September with a view to cutting injuries for labour hire and visa workers.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has confirmed a labour hire provider operating in the Lockyer Valley region has had its labour hire license cancelled – Queensland's first cancellation.

Labour hire providers had until Friday 15 June to apply for a licence, under the Queensland’s Government’s new labour hire laws.  If operators missed this deadline, they must cease operation until a licence has been granted.

The Queensland Government’s new labour hire scheme is off to a flying start, with more than 1,300 applications received in its first month of operation.

With Queensland’s pioneering mandatory labour hire licensing laws starting this week, Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today launched the Labour Hire Licensing Scheme.