South-Australian based security company Agile Group (Global) Pty Ltd (Agile Group (Global)) and its chief operating officer, have been prosecuted for supplying security guards without being licensed to do so, following an investigation by Queensland’s Labour Hire Licensing Compliance Unit (LHLCU).
The investigation commenced after a complaint made by a security guard for non-payment of superannuation, which led to the LHLCU investigating the operations of Agile Group (Global) and its related companies.
Queensland’s pioneering labour hire licensing scheme was established five years ago and has become the national benchmark for the industry. The laws are designed to protect vulnerable workers by thwarting dishonest and exploitative business practices by labour hire providers.
This prosecution and the fines handed down are a strong reminder for operators to do the right thing and get a licence before providing labour hire in Queensland.