As it stands, the Labour Hire Licensing Act passed at the end of 2017 requires anyone who provides labour hire in SA to be licensed. The Government’s Consumer and Business Services (CBS) website is currently saying that labour hire providers must lodge their licence applications by August 31 taking into account the exemptions introduced as a result of a consultation process.
The Marshall Liberal Government announced in September 2018 that the labour hire licensing laws put in place by the former Weatherill Labor Government would be repealed. The CBS said in 2018 it would not accept further applications for licenses and fees paid for earlier application were refunded. The Labour Hire Licensing Repeal Bill is however still before Parliament but not yet passed by the Upper House.
It is understood the Marshall Liberal Government will push ahead with the repeal legislation after the Parliamentary winter break ends in September.