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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.

Page last updated: 15 February 2018 at 4:43 pm