NSW and WA continue to act against WorkChoices

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NSW and WA continue to act against WorkChoices

NSW legislation designed to provide greater protection for injured workers against WorkChoices commenced on 1 December 2006. Meanwhile, the WA Government has appointed a fair employment advocate - aiming to protect workers from being 'exploited' by the WorkChoices legislation.

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NSW legislation designed to provide greater protection for injured workers against WorkChoices commenced on 1 December 2006. Meanwhile, the WA Government has appointed a fair employment advocate - aiming to protect workers from being 'exploited' by the WorkChoices legislation.

NSW injured worker laws commenced

NSW legislation designed to provide greater protection for injured workers against WorkChoices commenced on 1 December 2006.

The Industrial Relations Further Amendment Bill 2006 protects workers from being dismissed if they are injured at work, and provides the protection of employees against victimisation or dismissal for raising legitimate OHS concerns.

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WA Fair Employment Advocate appointed

Meanwhile, the WA Government has appointed a fair employment advocate - aiming to protect workers from being 'exploited' by the WorkChoices legislation.

Premier Alan Carpenter said the advocate is the first of a range of strategic reforms the Government will introduce in response to WorkChoices 'to ensure fairer, safer and productive workplaces in WA'.

The Fair Employment Advocate will be able to assist employees in understanding their rights and entitlements under WorkChoices by providing information, advice and support. It will also look into illegal, inappropriate and unfair practices, and mediate and make representations to persons or bodies, as appropriate, on behalf of employees.

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