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Workers compensation bulletin - issue 53

In this edition: Workers compensation amendment passed by Parliament.

Workers compensation amendment passed by Parliament

An improved dispute resolution system is set to commence by early 2019, with the Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 passed by the NSW Parliament on 17 October 2018.

The package of improvements is designed to prevent disputes by making the system simpler, clearer and more consistent, and streamline claims processes so injured workers can focus on their recovery.

For more information, see the workers compensation dispute resolution reforms page and Minister Dominello's media release.  

Consultation and implementation

SIRA will continue to provide updates on the implementation of these changes and consult widely with stakeholders on the development of supporting regulations and guidelines.

You can register to receive updates on these reforms and information about upcoming consultation activities by sending an email to disputereforms@sira.nsw.gov.au.

Background

The amendments follow extensive consultation with key stakeholders, including industry representatives and the public. You can read further background on the reforms, including the consultation discussion paper (PDF, 1.3 MB) and public submissions, on the consultation site.