It is important to be informed about your employment rights and the systems that protect these rights in Australia.
This includes being aware of things such as:
- Superannuation benefits
- Minimum rates of pay
- Occupational health, safety and welfare
- Leave entitlements.
The Department of Social Services provides a basic overview of working in Australia for new migrants and refugees.
- Fair Work Ombudsman – information and advice about Australia’s workplace rights and rules, including how much you should be paid and what your entitlements are as an employee.
- Australian Council of Trade Unions – the largest peak body representing employees in Australia.
- Australian Human Rights Commission – for any complaints of workplace discrimination.