During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the Labour Hire Authority has been engaging with the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, WorkSafe, Agricultural Victoria, and many other agencies to help provide support and guidance for vulnerable workers and businesses.
The Authority also continues to undertake licensing, education, compliance and enforcement activities during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent the exploitation of workers and ensure fairness among labour hire providers. Over 120 providers have already lodged their annual reporting information and we are continuing to monitor compliance and requesting further information where required. We have also assessed over 3800 licence applications and cancelled 23 licences which can be viewed on the public register.
The Authority has also continued working with Victorian, interstate and Commonwealth agencies to monitor, identify and share information about noncompliance. This information helps the Authority use its compliance and enforcement powers efficiently and appropriately.