Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 Review - Have your say

The WorkCover Tasmania Board is seeking your input on potential changes to section 87 of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (“the Act”).

Section 87 of the Act provides an age-restriction for weekly compensation payments for persons injured at work. A person who is injured at work 12 months before attaining the pension age (set by the Commonwealth government) is entitled to compensation for loss of earnings for no longer than 12 months from the date of the injury. If that person was injured at work more than 12 months before attaining the pension age, the person’s entitlement to compensation ceases upon that person attaining the pension age.

Please see our Issues Paper (PDF, 746.7 KB), which outlines the current situation and seeks your views to ensure that any potential changes to section 87 of the Act reflect the needs and priorities of Tasmanian communities.

The comment period for this consultation is now closed.

Publishing submissions

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our website.

The submissions may be published once consideration of the submissions has concluded on 11 June 2019.

No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

For further information, please read the Tasmanian Government Public Submissions Policy (external link).

Important information to note

  1. Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.
  2. In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
  3. If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
  4. Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
  5. The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

Accessibility of submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.