- What We Do
We take a leading role in government advocacy, media campaigning and law reform activity to promote workplace justice and equity for all workers.
We conduct research into employment and industrial law issues. Our research is based on real experiences of workers as sourced from our Telephone Information Service and the associated database of employment law statistics.
We make submissions to a broad range of employment and industrial relations government inquiries, drawing upon our expertise to articulate the human impact of government policy decisions and legislation.
JobWatch is very concerned by the High Court decision of Workpac v Rossato & Ors  HCA 23 (4 August 2020) released yesterday and its implications for the 2.5 million people in Australia who work casually.
There are wins for workers in the 2021 Federal Budget but as always, the detail is all important. Funding needs to be significant and ongoing. This is an opportunity for real and meaningful long-term measures supporting employment.
Zana Bytheway, CEO of employment law community legal centre JobWatch, says that the Government announcement this morning of legislative and regulatory reforms to address workplace sexual harassment is just the beginning of the changes that are required.