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Comparison Of Workers Comp 2011

Comparison Of Workers Comp 2011

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Comparison of Workers’Compensation Arrangementsin Australia and New Zealand
March 2011
 
Comparison of Workers’ Compensation Arrangements Australia and New Zealand 2010Page 2 of 360
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With the exception of the Safe Work Australia logo, this report is licensed by SafeWork Australia under a Creative Commons 3.0 Australia Licence. To view a copy ofthis licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en  In essence, you are free to copy, communicate and adapt the work, as long as youattribute the work to Safe Work Australia and abide by the other licensing terms. Thereport should be attributed as the Comparison of Workers’ CompensationArrangements in Australia and New Zealand.Enquiries regarding the licence and any use of the report are welcome at:Copyright OfficerCommunications, IT and Knowledge ManagementSafe Work AustraliaGPO Box 641 Canberra ACT 2601Email: copyrightrequests@safeworkaustralia.gov.au 
ISBN 978-0-642-33186-1 [Online PDF]ISBN 978-0-642-33187-8 Online [RTF]
 
Comparison of Workers’ Compensation Arrangements Australia and New Zealand 2010Page 3 of 360
CONTENTS
 Foreword .................................................................................................................... 7
 
1. The evolution of, and recent developments in, workers’ compensation schemes inAustralia and New Zealand ........................................................................................ 8
 
1.1 Introduction ................................................................................................ 8
 
1.2 The national perspective............................................................................ 8
 
1.3 New South Wales (NSW) .......................................................................... 9
 
1.4 Victoria..................................................................................................... 10
 
1.5 Queensland ............................................................................................. 13
 
1.6 Western Australia (WA) ........................................................................... 14
 
1.7 South Australia (SA) ................................................................................ 15
 
1.8 Tasmania ................................................................................................. 20
 
1.9 Northern Territory (NT) ............................................................................ 24
 
1.10 Australian Capital Territory (ACT) .......................................................... 25
 
1.11 The Commonwealth .............................................................................. 27
 
1.12 New Zealand ......................................................................................... 31
 
2. Schemes at a glance ............................................................................................ 32
 
2.1 Jurisdictional responsibility for workers’ compensation ........................... 32
 
2.2 Workers’ compensation – key features of schemes ................................ 34
 
2.3 Definition: injury ....................................................................................... 36
 
2.4 Journey claims ......................................................................................... 37
 
2.5 Summary of benefits ................................................................................ 38
 
2.5.1 Incapacity benefits and step downs 39
 
2.5.2 Medical treatment benefits 42
 
2.5.3 Permanent impairment entitlements 43
 
2.5.4 Death entitlements 44
 
2.5.5 Dispute resolution 46
 
3. Administrative arrangements of workers’ compensation schemes ....................... 49
 
3.1 Scheme arrangements ............................................................................ 49
 
3.2 Legislation ............................................................................................... 52
 

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