Legislation giving staff at Parliament House, Government House and in MPs' electorate offices the same industrial rights as other workers is set to become law.
"These workers will now have full protection under the Industrial Relations Act," Productivity and Labour Relations Minister Yvonne Henderson said today.
"The legislation identifies, for the purpose of employment responsibilities, an employer at Parliament House, Government House and in electorate offices."
The legislation passed through the Legislative Council this week and will be proclaimed shortly.
It will extend access to the Industrial Relations Commission to employees at Parliament House and to electorate officers and Government House employees.
The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly would be the employer of all Assembly employees under the legislation, Mrs Henderson said.
"The Government can now proclaim an earlier amendment to the Industrial Relations Act which will allow these employees full access to the Industrial Relations Commission.
"The need for such legislation became apparent during negotiations unions over award coverage for these employees. The identity of the employer was unclear at law."
These employees would be able to go the Industrial Relations Commission on matters of discipline, suspension and dismissal.