Review of Presumptive Provisions for Private Sector Workers in relation to PTSD - Have your say

The WorkCover Tasmania Board has engaged ACIL Allen Consulting (ACIL Allen) to undertake a review to consider whether a rebuttable presumption should apply to certain categories of private sector workers that contract Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the course of their employment, so that the cause of the PTSD would be presumed to be work-related.

The objectives of this review are to consider:

  • how presumptive provisions in relation to PTSD could most appropriately be applied to persons not employed or appointed by the State, including:
  • the persons for whom it would be appropriate to apply the presumption, for example, by occupation and exposure
  • the qualifications or limitations (if any) that ought to apply for such provisions, for example, to ensure the presumption is applied specifically to persons placed at significant risk of contracting PTSD in the course of their employment or involvement in activities covered by the Act, and
  • whether presumptive provisions, as defined above, ought to be introduced.

How to make a submission

ACIL Allen is seeking submissions from interested parties on these issues. Submissions are due by 5pm on 30 August 2019 to

All submissions will be kept confidential.

For more information about the review please visit

Publishing submissions

Please note that as this consultation is being undertaken by the WorkCover Tasmania Board rather than the Department of Justice, the process is not subject to the Tasmanian Government Public Submissions Policy, and therefore submissions received in response to the Review will not be published on this website.

Accessibility of submissions

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

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The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

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.


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