A `one-stop shop' for information and help on industrial matters is now open to the public in West Perth.
Productivity and Labour Relations Minister Yvonne Henderson today opened the Wageline Centre - the most comprehensive industrial information resource ever established in Western Australia.
The Wageline Centre provides easy access to information about awards, enterprise bargaining agreements, superannuation, industrial legislation and health, safety and welfare laws.
"This facility has been established in response to strong demand from both employers and employees for free, expert advice about industrial matters," Mrs Henderson said.
"People will no longer need to hunt around all the various Government departments for the information they need - it is all easily available here.
"It is particularly relevant now that industrial relations and workers' pay and conditions are dominating public debate and people are wanting more information and understanding than they had previously.
"The information services have been getting more than 100,000 queries a year, and calls have been flooding in during recent weeks."
Mrs Henderson said the Wageline Centre would be of special benefit to young people, migrants and others who were vulnerable to exploitation.
It would be a friendly environment where people could make complaints to industrial inspectors and employers would be encouraged to access the inspectors to resolve complaints.
The centre would also provide videos, courses and seminars to school and community groups.
The Wageline Centre is on the ground floor of Dumas House at 2, Havelock Street, West Perth, opposite the entrance to Kings Park.