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​​​​​​​​​​​Industrial relations

To understand your legal rights as an employee, view the Western Australia Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) Acts and Regulations​.

If you have an industrial relations issue, the WAIRC gives information on how to lodge an application or appeal.

There are also a number of registered organisations that can help you with your industrial relations questions or issues.

 

Employee rights

The Fair Work Ombudsman gives information and advice on Australia's workplace rights and responsibilities. 

Their website includes information on pay, awards, employment, leave, termination and complaints.

An award sets the minimum conditions – including pay –​ for employees who work in the same industries or occupations. To ensure you are being paid to industry standard, use the Ombudsman’s Award Finder.

You can also contact the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Wageline service for information on State workforce law on ​1300 655 266.

News


 

 

The WA Government has made changes to its migration program to support skilled workers looking to migrate to Western Australia including increasing occupations eligible for skilled migration in WA by around 60 per cent.

 

New occupations have been added to the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 1 (WASMOL Schedule 1) and the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 2 (WASMOL Schedule 2).

 

The list of newly available occupations can be found on the WA State Nomination – combined occupation list.  

 

The WA Government has also waived the $200 application fee and has made changes to the requirements for new applicants as of 1 July 2022, including:


Removal of the requirement to demonstrate sufficient funds for WA State nomination.


Reduction in the English requirements for applicants at the Manager and Professional occupation level to the "competent" level of English.


Changes to the document requirements for the WASMOL Schedule 1&2 and the Graduate Occupation lists based on the visa the applicant is being nominated for.

 

The next round of invitations to apply for WA State nomination are anticipated to be issued in the third week of September 2022.

 

 

For more information on the State Nominated Migration Program and the new requirements visit the About State nomination page.


Fun Fact
Wyndham is the hottest place in Australia with an annual mean temperature of 29.1 °C.