Many of Western Australia’s most disadvantaged employees will remain unable to access legal advice, with neither major party committing to funding services in the area in the lead-up to the state election.

The Employment Law Centre (ELC) of Western Australia is the only organisation in the state that provides free legal advice to employees who have a low income, a disability, are from a non-English speaking background, identify as being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, live in a remote location, or are at risk of homelessness. Last week, it secured federal government funding for the next four years.