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04 Jul 2014 - On 1 July 2014, WorkCover WA’s new certificates of capacity replaced the First, Progress and Final medical certificates. Medical practitioners and practice managers can obtain the new certificates through their software provider or download them directly from the WorkCover WA gpsupport website. Read more...
26 Jun 2014 - The Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Attorney General; Minister for Commerce, has tabled in Parliament WorkCover WA’s Review of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981: Final Report. Read more...
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Conciliation & Arbitration: Overview


The CAS were established on 1 December 2011 as a result of an extensive legislative reform program and the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Act 2011.

The CAS provide an independent and transparent system for the fair, timely and cost-effective resolution of workers' compensation disputes in Western Australia.

The objectives of the CAS are:
  • to provide timely resolution of disputes
  • to be accessible, approachable and professional in all matters
  • to minimise costs to parties in disputes
  • in the case of conciliation, to lead to final and appropriate agreements
  • in the case of arbitration, to enable disputes not resolved by conciliation to be determined according to their substantial merits with as little formality and technicality as practicable.

Conciliation and Arbitration Process

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