Workers compensation legislative review

June 11th, 2015

In 2010, the Government approved a two stage review process to replace the current workers compensation legislation.

The review process proceeded with the first stage being completed with the passage of amendments to the current Act in 2011.

According to WorkCover’s web site, the second stage was said to involve the replacement of the current Act with “a new workers compensation statute which is more easily understood and adopts contemporary legislative approaches”.

By October 2014, the Government approved the drafting of a Bill to repeal the current Act but nothing seems to have occurred publically, since. The Final Report was tabled in Parliament in June 2014.

WorCover intends to release a draft of the new legislation before it is introduced into Parliament.