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Workers compensation bulletin - issue 51

In this edition: Workers compensation legislative amendments introduced into Parliament.

Workers compensation legislative amendments introduced into Parliament

The Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 has been introduced into Parliament by the Government. The proposed dispute resolution amendments seek to simplify and streamline dispute resolution for insurers, employers and injured workers.

The Bill proposes other complementary amendments including proposals to simplify the determination of Pre-Injury Average Weekly Earnings and addresses anomalies in the recovery provisions between the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 and the Workers Compensation Act 1987.

The Bill's introduction follows extensive consultation with key stakeholders, including industry representatives and the public. You can read further background on the reforms, as well as the consultation discussion paper and public submissions, on the consultation site.

You can view this Bill and follow its progress on the Parliament of NSW web site.