The legal body said the announcement that $330,000 a year will be provided to the centre in the next three financial years is a welcome one.
“The Law Society is delighted that the state government has committed to restoring funding to the Employment Law Centre," WA Law Society president Alain Musikanth said.
“In May 2015, the Law Society expressed its concern that budget measures by the then-state government had included the non-renewal of funding for the Employment Law Centre.
“It is pleasing to now receive confirmation that funding for the Employment Law Centre will be restored at least for the next three financial years.”
Moreover, Mr Musikanth said the announcement is great news for the clients of the Employment Law Centre, who he noted, include “vulnerable and low-paid workers, young and older workers, people with a disability, migrant workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers”.
"The Employment Law Centre plays an important role in advising its clients in matters such as dismissal, discrimination and workplace bullying,” Mr Musikanth added.
“The Law Society is delighted that the Employment Law Centre can now get on with its work without fear of losing funding.”
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