Safe Work Australia has released the first edition of a new biennial report series that highlights workers’ compensation scheme developments in Australia and New Zealand. The report will be particularly useful for organisations that work with or across multiple jurisdictions.
The report summarises significant changes in administration and scheme delivery and policy and legislative amendments of workers’ compensation schemes from September 2018 to September 2020.
It includes legislative developments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the introduction of presumptive legislation and provisional liability for first responders and firefighters.
“The report will be useful to regulators, employers, lawyers, academics, trainers and policy developers as a reference tool providing a succinct overview of recent developments in workers’ compensation and for teaching about workers’ compensation,” SWA said.
A more comprehensive comparison of workers’ compensation scheme arrangements and the differences between schemes in Australia and New Zealand will be published in alternate years, with the next publication date being in 2022.
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