New WA IR Amendment Bill in State Parliament
Friday, June 26, 2020
The State Government predicates the need for the Bill to address jurisdictional uncertainty.  However, the move comes without any commitment, resourcing or support from the State Government to enable 89% of Local Governments to effectively transition, over the  proposed two year period, to the State IR system. 

The Bill will need to pass the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council of Parliament before a declaration for the endorsement of the Hon. Christian Porter, the Federal Minister of Industrial Relations can be sought. 

We emphasise that the State Government’s proposal is reliant on the endorsement of the Federal Minister.

WALGA will continue to lobby against the Bill and encourages all Local Governments to lobby their opposition to this proposal that is highly detrimental to the Local Government sector with their respective State and Federal parliamentary members.

For more information please email WALGA Employee Relations or call 1300 366 956