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Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last week
- “Here in Türkiye, we heat greenhouses with geothermal water, which is much cheaper than gas”
- "You have to be knowledgeable about the crop, but also know how to work with others"
- Belgian tomato grower raided on suspicion of using prohibited ToBRFV vaccine
- "A month later, we've had to replant up to 27% of the strawberry plants"
- Labor challenges and inflation in the Canadian horti sector
Top 5 -last month
- Zambia: "We produce 5,000 units of lettuce per week, per tunnel, year-round"
- UK growers stop planting and put nurseries on sale amidst energy crisis and labor shortage
- Family business: growing tomatoes in greenhouses for over 60 years with an eye on innovations
- Passive solar greenhouses: How Ladakh farmers are harvesting crops in winter
- Grow it forward receives USDA grant and doubles hydroponic capabilities
Australia: Victoria calls for national labour hire licensing scheme
The submission rejects the Commonwealth's preference for an voluntary, industry-based accreditation scheme for the labour hire industry as a way of regulating the black economy and the exploitation of workers.
The Victorian Government's submission asserts that the problem of labour hire providers operating in the black economy is best addressed through a licensing scheme.
The submission emphasises that licensing labour hire providers, and requiring those who use them to engage only licensed providers, would dramatically reduce the demand for labour hire providers operating in the black economy.
Those providers would be forced to either transition into the regulated economy or leave the industry.
The submission states that a purely industry-based approach would not create the proper incentives to persuade rogue labour hire operators in the black economy to move into the regulated economy.
It would also not provide any disincentive for rogue operators to continue operating in the black economy.
The submission maintains that an appropriate industry-based accreditation scheme could sit beside a legislative licensing scheme and complement licensing or auditing requirements.
The Victorian Government's submission to the Taskforce follows the report of the Inquiry into the Labour Hire Industry and Insecure Work in Victoria which found significant evidence of black economy activity in the labour hire industry in Victoria.
The government has accepted the majority of the report's 35 recommendations and is moving towards establishing a licensing scheme to regulate labour hire operators, a voluntary code of conduct for the labour hire industry and the use of government procurement to promote secure work practices and ethical employment.
You can download the submission from the Inquiry into the labour hire industry website.
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