There are a wide range of Australian websites that provide useful informationabout the rights and responsibilities of employers. They include:

WorkCover NSW

Provides information to employers about workplace safety. Among other issues, it covers OH&S, workers compensation, workplace injury management and bullying in the workplace.

Australian Taxation Office

Informs employers and business owners about their tax obligations. Provides details about operating a business, taking on employees, terminating employment, tax rates and tables, superannuation, payment summaries, group certificates and record keeping.

Australian Industry Group

Contains information about industrial/employee relations issues such as enterprise bargaining, contracts of employment, unfair dismissal, equal opportunity, discrimination and disputes avoidance and resolution. It also covers workers compensation, training and workforce strategies.

State Chamber of Commerce

Contains updates to industrial relations issues, information about publications, business education and training and events.


OSIRIS is the database of Federal industrial awards and agreements of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. Awards, variations and decisions are regularly added to the site once they have been received from the Commission.