The Australian Government is introducing more stringent evidentiary requirements for employment service providers.

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations will also undertake an audit of employment service providers who are claiming a greater proportion of payments than would normally be expected. Employment service providers are agencies that provide various kinds of support to job seekers.

Where those employment providers fail to verify their claims, the Government will reclaim fees, cancel contracts or refer matters to the police where necessary.

A three-member panel and terms of reference have been announced for the Federal Government’s review of the Fair Work Act.

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