Working together and having a united voice is much more likely to achieve results than single efforts.
This good news about labour licensing started with WGCSA working with other Primary Producers SA members to get the state Liberal party to add the repeal of this legislation to their pre-election policies. After the Marshall government formed, there have born many discussion about delivering on those promises.
Great work together with SAWIA on this has strengthened this lobbying and hence we welcome the announcement below.
Good outcomes depends on clearly identifying the changes we want and banding together to work with government to achieve them. Here is one win for the team.
On 19 September 2018 the South Australian Attorney-General advised the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) of the South Australian Government’s intention to repeal the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (the Act) following extensive lobbying and representation, including from SAWIA.
SAWIA has taken the lead arguing for sensible and practical changes to the licensing scheme since it was announced by the former Labor State Government and calling for the scheme to be repealed if such changes were not made.
As a result of the Government’s policy decision, the agency responsible for administering the Act, Consumer and Business Services (CBS), is not accepting applications for a labour hire licence at this time. In addition, CBS will not be granting any licences already applied for until Parliament has dealt with the legislation to repeal the labour hire licensing scheme. If the Act is successfully repealed, then CBS will refund any application fees that have been paid.