Workers Compensation Reforms
On this page, you'll find all the information detailing how the reforms to the Workers Compensation legislation are being implemented.
The Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2012 received assent on 27 June 2012. The Act makes changes to workers benefits following the findings of a Joint Select Committee inquiry into the WorkCover Scheme. The changes focus on better meeting the needs of seriously injured workers, encouraging return to work wherever possible and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the scheme. Some of the changes are effective from 19 June 2012, while the remaining amendments will commence at later dates.
13 July 2012 - Workers Compensation Changes (PDF, 1009KB) - introductory article by icare self insurance
21 August 2012 - Details Emerge on Compensation Changes - follow-up article by icare self insurance
There are several documents available on the changes to workers compensation section of the WorkCover site, including:
- Employer Frequently Asked Questions (last updated January 2013)
- Workers Compensation changes: Information for workers (last updated December 2012)
- Workers Compensation changes: Information for employers (last updated December 2012)
As well as fact sheets on two of the biggest parts of the changes:
- Work Capacity, the assessment and the decision