A Bill to modernise workers’ compensation
On 15 February 2018 the Hon Bill Johnston MLA Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations released a media statement to announce the Government has approved the drafting of a Bill to modernise the workers’ compensation legislation.
The Bill will be based on recommendations from WorkCover WA’s Review of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981: Final Report.
The Bill will also implement lifetime care and support arrangements for catastrophically injured workers, delivering on a commitment between the Commonwealth, and State and Territory governments.
Public consultation will occur on a draft Bill before it is introduced into State Parliament, continuing WorkCover WA’s open and consultative approach on the legislative review.