Crackdown on labour hire fraud continues
In the past 6 months, we have been inundated with tip-offs from the public about potential labour hire fraud.
Evidence provided by the public complements our existing intelligence gathering and surveillance work, and in the past 12 months has resulted in over 90 investigations and compliance audits on more than 500 host employers. We have also uncovered $53.3m of under-declared remuneration to-date and expect this figure to increase as further audits are conducted and intelligence is gathered.
We also liaise with other workers compensation authorities to uncover employers working across multiple states who are suspected of sham contracting or dubious labour hire practices.
Our focus in the coming months will be on sham contracting in the cleaning, building and security industries. We will also be visiting key agriculture regions next year before harvest to ensure that all employers are aware of their obligations in relation to labour hire. Further information about these visits will be provided closer to the date.
If you suspect that a company is operating fraudulently, you can make a tip-off by calling 13 18 55, emailing email@example.com or by completing our online fraud referral form. You can remain anonymous.