Australia: Victoria state govt. to introduce regulatory licensing scheme to tackle exploitation of workers by labour hire companies

Author: Nick McKenzie & Richard Baker, The Age (Victoria), Published on: 11 September 2017

"Victoria to introduce tough new laws, penalties over exploitation of vulnerable workers", 10 September 2017

A commissioner able to raid...employers and launch criminal prosecutions is among the sweeping reforms to be introduced by the...[Victoria state] government to tackle the exploitation of workers by labour hire syndicates...

Under the laws to be introduced by the state government, a new statutory agency headed by a commissioner will oversee a licensing scheme that will ban those not of "fit and proper" character from operating labour hire firms...

Firms who breach labour or immigration laws will be denied licences or face civil or criminal sanctions...

[refers to Cutri Fruit]

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Related companies: Cutri Fruit