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Insurer and Self-Insurer Principles and Standards of Practice

WorkCover WA CEO, Chris White released the Insurer and Self-insurer Principles and Standards of Practice on 1 July 2020. Together the Principles and Standards provide a cohesive set of service expectations to support insurers and self-insurers to provide high quality workers’ compensation services and experiences and safeguard the viability of…Read More »

COVID-19 Response Bill 2020

The Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Industrial Relations, introduced a Bill into Parliament on 24 June 2020 that amends the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981. The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020 addresses a small number of priority issues in response to the…Read More »

CAS Service Update – COVID-19 Bulletin

Settlements The Director Conciliation has issued an Updated Notice regarding electronic lodgement of Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) and section 92(f) Deeds (Deeds). The Notice permits parties to submit MOA documents in PDF format electronically via email to conciliation@workcover.wa.gov.au for the period of the State of Emergency which was declared in…Read More »

CAS Service Update – COVID19 Bulletin

Conciliation and Arbitration Services continue uninterrupted via telephone conferences and hearings, and the lodgement of applications and documents via WorkCover WA Online. The logistical arrangements for conducting in-person conferences and hearings are being considered and the transition back to face to face interactions will commence as soon as it is…Read More »

Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments for 2020-21

Injured workers have a range of statutory entitlements available to them in the Western Australian workers’ compensation scheme to assist them to recover from their workplace injury and return them to suitable and sustainable employment. The Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments 2020/21 Schedule provides the list of indexed entitlements to…Read More »

COVID-19 Notice – JobKeeper and Wage Declarations

Employers are required to provide a wage declaration to their insurer when effecting or renewing a workers’ compensation insurance policy. A declaration of ‘estimated’ wages payable to workers is made for the relevant forthcoming period for new or renewed policies (usually annually). A declaration of ‘actual’ wages must also be…Read More »

CAS Service Update – COVID19 Bulletin

Arbitration Documents can be Lodged Online from 20 April 2020 From 20 April 2020 Arbitration documents can be lodged via the Conciliation and Arbitration Services module (Online Module) of the WorkCover WA Online platform. In addition to existing functionality, the Online Module facilitates lodgement of Arbitration documents as well as…Read More »

Recommended Premium Rates 2020/21

WorkCover WA Chief Executive Officer Mr Chris White today made a media statement announcing a 0.4 per cent decrease in the 2020/21 recommended premium rates for compulsory workers’ compensation insurance in Western Australia. The average recommended premium rate for 2020/21 will be 1.638 per cent of total wages (down from…Read More »

COVID-19 CAS Services Update

Arbitration Arbitration services are continuing to operate. New applications for arbitration and/or documents in relation to existing matters can be lodged in hard copy whilst postal and courier services remain operational or by fax. The Registrar Arbitration has issued ‘Practice Note 4 – Lodging by Fax – Variation to Rule…Read More »

Security Software Update

WorkCover WA will undertake system maintenance during the Easter long weekend of Friday 10 to Monday 13 April 2020.  System notifications may be delayed during this period.