ELC advocates on behalf of vulnerable employees and actively contributes to law reform in employment law and related areas such as anti-discrimination law, equal opportunity law, access to justice and human rights. We usually make written submissions. However our staff have also appeared and made oral submissions at Parliamentary inquiries.

Law Reform


Click on the documents below to download and read examples of our law reform submissions.

Submissions made in 2018

Submissions made in 2017

Submissions made in 2015

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Submission to the Productivity Commission on Its Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework 599.8k

Submissions made in 2014

Submissions made in 2013

Submissions made in 2012

Submissions made in 2011

Submissions made in 2010

Submissions made in 2009

More Services

The Advice Line is the first and main point of contact if you are seeking legal advice from us about your employment. We aim to equip you with the knowledge and information you need to understand your legal options and to pursue legal claims to enforce your rights. Click here to go to the Advice Line page

Appointments and RepresentationBeyond the legal advice provided through our Advice Line, ELC may be able to offer further assistance to vulnerable clients with meritorious claims.Legal ResearchWe undertake substantial legal research on issues of employment law.

Click here to go to the Further Assistance page

Our community legal education staff visit organisations to provide tailored presentations, information sessions and seminars on a broad range of topics. These include basic employee rights, an overview of employment law in Western Australia for non-lawyers and how employees can get the most out of ELC’s services. We aim to educate the WA community about workplace rights and to promote a better understanding of what can often be a complex area of the law. Click here to go to the Community Legal Education page
Do you have a dispute with your employer? Have you considered mediation? If you have a dispute with your employer, but you don’t want to go to court, there are other options available to you. Click here to go to the Mediation page