Local Government Sector Support


No funding for IR transition

It is disappointing to note that there is no funding in the 2021-22 State Budget to assist Local Governments with the cost of transitioning to the State Industrial Relations System, without imposing an additional financial burden on ratepayers.

The State Government is seeking to have all Local Governments operate in the State Industrial Relations System based on recommendations made in the 2019 Ministerial Review of the State Industrial Relations System. If legislation to mandate the transition is reintroduced into Parliament, it will be critical for Local Governments to secure State Government funding, resourcing and assistance to ensure the transition is smooth and positive for Local Government employees, and to minimise the financial impact on ratepayers.

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