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Government Agency entry Office of the Commissioner of Workplace Agreements (1993 - )

Western Australia

Western Australia
Regulatory Body


The Workplace Agreements Act and the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act were enacted in December 1993. The Office of the Commissioner of Workplace Agreements was subsequently established as an independent statutory authority with the function of registering workplace agreements. The Office's main functions are to: Register or refuse workplace agreements; provide information and assistance to employers and employees about their rights and obligations under the Workplace Agreements Act 1993; produce publications, statistical information about workplace agreements and other matters; and where appointed, to act as an arbitrator for disputes about the meaning or effect of an agreement. The Commissioner of Workplace Agreements may do whatever is necessary to carry out these functions, such as request information from the parties, inspect records, or visit workplaces.

Ross G. Elford