The Labour Hire Licensing Regulation 2018 (Qld) (“the Regulations”) was released on Friday, 6 April 2018 to support the recently implemented Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld) (“the Act”). Summary of the Act A new licencing system has been introduced for labour hire provides throughout Queensland. The Act provides:- Any person providing ‘labour hire services’ in Queensland without a licence to do so will commit an offence; ‘Labour hire services’ is broadly defined to mean supplying a worker to another person to do work; Licences must be renewed annually, and applicants must pass a ‘fit and proper persons’ test before a licence will be issued. Regulations The Regulations have
For many decades going to law school in Australia virtually guaranteed graduates a long and prosperous career, where often the sky was the limit when it came to their income potential. The field of law was like some mystical realm that us regular folk didn’t have access to and could never hope to comprehend. In the last 15 years or so that’s all changed. With the advent of the internet and the massive growth of online content – in many cases accessible for free – more and more people are turning to the internet for information and advice. And it isn’t just the legal field that’s been affected.
Most people are unaware that vegetation on their land is often protected by certain legislation. Therefore, if you do not have authorisation to remove vegetation and do so anyway, this could result in significant fines being issued either by the State or Federal government. Vegetation clearing laws are quite complex and failure to comply with the Vegetation Management Act 1999 (Qld) can be costly in certain situation. For example, in March 2017 a Queensland rural landowner was fined almost $1,000,000 for clearing 350 hectares of native vegetation on his rural property without gaining authorization first. Although these laws mostly affect persons living in rural areas where vegetation is
Intergenerational Farm Transfers – Transfer Duty Concessions for the Family Farm The Queensland Government has abolished transfer duty on family farm properties. These changes are aimed at dealing with legacy issues within the Queensland farming sector by making is financially easier for children to buy their parents property when the latter are seeking to retire. Farming Transfer Duty Concessions – Background Under the previous legislative provision, transfer duty only applied to the transfer of farm land (associated with livestock, plant and equipment) between family members where the transfer was termed as a “gift” and Succession planning was therefore an expensive undertaking for rural families as many families could simply