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  1. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Disability Services Amendment (Linking Upper Age Limits for Disability Employment Services to Pension Age) Act 2017 (No. 36, 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-05-19 | AUS-2017-L-105251

  2. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment Act 2016 (No. 51, 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-05 | AUS-2016-L-105247

  3. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Return to Work Act 2014. - Legislation on-line (Current)

    Adoption: 2014-12-04 | AUS-2014-L-102382

    An Act to provide for the recovery, return to work and support of workers in relation to work injuries; to repeal the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986; to make related amendments to the Civil Liability Act 1934, the Judicial Administration (Auxiliary Appointments and Powers) Act 1988, the Motor Vehicle Accidents (Lifetime Support Scheme) Act 2013, the Supreme Court Act 1935, the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994, the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 and the Work Health and Safety Act 2012; and for other purposes.

  4. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulation 2014, SL No. 189. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-01 | Date of end of application: 2024-09-01 | AUS-2014-R-105354

  5. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (No. 67 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-12 | AUS-2013-L-105487

    The purpose of this Act is to-
    (a) simplify the provisions applying to the rehabilitation of injured workers and compensation in relation to injuries or deaths arising out of accidents and diseases in the workplace on or after 1 July 2014; and
    (b) streamline the provisions of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 which continue to apply in respect of injuries or deaths arising out of accidents and diseases in the workplace before 1 July 2014; and
    (c) provide a single gateway for claims for compensation whether under this Act or the Accident Compensation Act 1985; and
    (d) provide for the registration of employers and the payment of WorkCover premiums; and
    (e) repeal the Accident Compensation (WorkCover Insurance) Act 1993; and
    (f) make consequential amendments to the Accident Compensation Act 1985, the Workers Compensation Act 1958 and certain other Acts.

  6. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Asbestos-Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011 (No. 29 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-10-04 | AUS-2011-L-105395

    An Act to establish a scheme for the payment of compensation, and certain expenses, related to the contraction by workers of asbestos-related disease in the course of their employment, and for related purposes.

  7. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (No. 5, 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-02-19 | AUS-2010-L-83358

    Amends section 100 by inserting "(1)" before "if". Also adds a new sub section (2) concerning requests for declaration.

  8. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    WorkCover Corporation (Governance Review) Amendment Act 2008 (No. 16 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-06-19 | AUS-2008-L-81893

    Amends the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994, sections 4 (Continuation of Corporation), 13 (functions), 14A (inserts new section concerning Direction of Minister), 17 (delegations), inserts new Part 3A (charter and performance statement), and amends sections 18 (accounts), and 19 (audits).

  9. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Vocational Rehabilitation Services) Act 2007 (No. 65, 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-04-15 | AUS-2007-L-76074

    Amends the Social Security Act 1991 and the Social Services Act 1986.

  10. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act, 2001 (No. 144 of 2001). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-04-12 | AUS-2007-L-76070

    Amends legislation relating to safety, rehabilitation and compensation.

  11. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Workers' Compensation (Common Law Proceedings) Act 2004 (No. 35 of 2004). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-10-25 | AUS-2004-L-105605

    An Act to -
    - make provision for certain applications and proceedings relating to the awarding of damages to workers; and
    - amend the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981 and the Employers’ Indemnity Supplementation Fund Act 1980.

  12. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 No. 27. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-05-23 | AUS-2003-L-97981

    An Act to establish a workers' compensation scheme for Queensland, and for other purposes.

  13. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Workers' Compensation and Injury Management (Acts of Terrorism) Act 2001 (No. 40 of 2001). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-12-31 | AUS-2001-L-105607

  14. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Workers Compensation Legislation Further Amendment Act 2001 (No. 94).

    Adoption: 2001-10-06 | AUS-2001-L-62972

    Amends Workers Compensation Act 1987 and Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998. Makes provision for common law damages, lump sum compensation, compensation for domestic assistance, jurisdiction of Commission, private insurance and arrangements, Industrial Magistrates, commutation, and uninsured liability and indemnity scheme.

  15. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation (General) Amendment (Form of Summary) Regulation 2000 (No. 608).

    Adoption: 2000-10-13 | Date of entry into force: 2000-11-01 | AUS-2000-R-62460

    Made under Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998. Amends Workplace Compensation (General) Regulation 1995. Substitutes prescribed form setting out summary of claims and notice of injury requirements, and other information, required to be posted up at workplaces. Allows WorkCover authority to approve alternatives to prescribed form.

  16. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Accident Compensation (Self-Insurer's Contributions) Regulations, 1999 (S.R. No. 91/1999).

    Adoption: 1999-07-13 | AUS-1999-R-57975

    Amends Accident Compensation Regulations 1990 with regard to formula for calculating amount of contributions payable by a self-insurer pursuant to Section 33A of the Accident Compensation Act.

  17. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 1999 (No. 24 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-07-07 | AUS-1999-L-59084

    Amends Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998, Workers Compensation Act 1987 and Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 1998 in relation to workers compensation insurance. Also provides for related matters.

  18. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation (General) Amendment (Savings) Regulation 1999 (No. 163 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-03-05 | AUS-1999-R-60488

    Made under the Workers Compensation Act 1987. Amends Workers Compensation (General) Regulation 1995. Makes provision for savings in connection with amendment to Section 51 of the Act.

  19. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 No 86. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-07-14 | AUS-1998-L-81296

    Chapter 1 - Preliminary
    Chapter 2 - Administration
    Chapter 3 - Workplace injury management
    Chapter 4 - Workers compensation
    Chapter 5 - [repealed]
    Chapter 6 - Miscellaneous
    Chapter 7 - New claims procedures

  20. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation (General) Amendment (Advertising) Regulation 1997 (No. 637).

    Adoption: 1997-11-28 | Date of entry into force: 1997-12-15 | AUS-1997-R-50949

    Amends the Workers Compensation (General) Regulation 1995 to regulate advertising by lawyers and agents with regard to workers compensation claims.

  21. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation (General) Amendment (Conciliation) Regulations 1997 (No. 373)

    Adoption: 1997-08-01 | AUS-1997-R-53135

    Amends the Workers Compensation (General) Regulation 1995 under the Workers Compensation Act 1987 to make amendments that are consequential on the enactment of the WorkCover Legislation Act 1996 with respect to the conciliation of disputes about payment of workers compensation.

  22. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation (General) Amendment (Rehabilitation) Regulation 1997 (No. 199)

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | AUS-1997-R-53132

    Amends the Workers Compensation (General) Regulation 1995 to update certain information appearing in a note to one of the forms prescribed by the regulation and to include a further note in that for relating to return-to-work plans.

  23. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation (General) Amendment (Coal Miners) Regulation 1997 (No. 233)

    Adoption: 1997-06-30 | AUS-1997-R-53133

    Amends the Workers Compensation (General) Regulation 1995 to exempt coal miners from the operation of certain amendments made by the WorkCover Legislation Amendment Act 1996.

  24. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation Act 1987-Insurance Premiums Order (1997-98) (1997-No.236)

    Adoption: 1997-06-18 | AUS-1997-R-53134

    Establishe the insurance premium rates for various types of employment, equipment used and for various work environments.

  25. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation Amendment (1996 Amendments) Regulation 1997 (No. 9)

    Adoption: 1997-01-12 | AUS-1997-R-53131

    Amends the Workers Compensation (General) Regulation 1995 by changing an existing provision that imposes controls on how often an injured worker can be required by the worker's employer to undergo a medical examination in order to provide that a medical examination of a worker for the purposes of the determination of a claim for lump sum compensation is not subject to the usual controls. Also makes administrative amendments and changes the maximum penalties for offences.

  26. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    WorkCover Legislation Amendment Act 1996 (No. 120 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-12-03 | AUS-1996-L-51997

    Amends the Workers Compensation Act 1987 with regard to maximum workers compensation benefits, journey claims, deductions for previous injuries, weekly payments of compensation, conciliation of disputes, and related matters.

  27. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation (Penalty Notices) Regulation 1996 (No. 348)

    Adoption: 1996-11-01 | AUS-1996-R-53129

    Prescribes the offences under the Workers Compensation Act 1987 and the Workers Compensation (Workplace Rehabilitation Programs) Regulation 1995 in respect of which penalty notices may be served.

  28. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation Amendment (Insurance Amnesty) Regulation 1996 (No. 347)

    Adoption: 1996-08-01 | AUS-1996-R-53128

    Provides for a three-month amnesty for contraventions of regulations requiring employers to have worker compensation insurance cover their workers. Establishes the conditions under which such amnesty may be granted.

  29. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Accident Compensation (Occupational Health and Safety) Act 1996 (No. 13 of 1996). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-06-28 | AUS-1996-L-45621

    Transfers responsibility in relation to the administration of the Dangerous Goods Act 1985, the Equipment (Public Safety) Act 1994, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985 to the Victorian WorkCover Authority.

  30. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation Act 1987-Insurance Premiums Order (1996-97) (1996-No. 243)

    Adoption: 1996-06-26 | AUS-1996-R-53126

    Establishes rates of insurance premium for various types of work and for various types of equipment and substances used in work environments.

  31. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation (General) Regulation 1995 (No. 540 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-09-01 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 1996-07-01 | AUS-1995-R-46572

    Inter alia, defines diseases which shall be considered as related to employment, and further regulates matters such as weekly payments, treatment in hospitals, occupational rehabilitation services, and conciliation of disputes. Made under the Workers Compensation Act 1987.

  32. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation (Workplace Rehabilitation Programs) Regulations 1995 (No. 541 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-09-01 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-01 | AUS-1995-R-46573

    Repeals and remakes the Workers Compensation (Workplace Rehabilitation Programs) Regulation 1988, with minor amendments regarding the time in which rehabilitation programmes shall be established, and enforcement of guidelines.

  33. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Compensation (Insurance Premiums) Regulation 1995 (No. 542 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-09-01 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-01 | AUS-1995-R-46574

    Repeals and remakes the Workers Compensation (Insurance Premiums) Regulations 1987.

  34. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Magistrates' Court Civil Procedure (WorkCover) Rules 1995 (S.R. No. 103 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-07-27 | Date of entry into force: 1995-10-01 | AUS-1995-R-45623

  35. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 1995 (No. 30 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-06-19 | AUS-1995-L-44557

    Amends provisions of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 relating to policies of insurance, interest on lump sums, interim payment of damages, contribution and apportionment, and structured settlements. Also amends Workers Compensation (Bush Fire, Emergency and Rescue Services) Act 1987 and Workers' Compensation (Dust Diseases) Act 1942.

  36. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers' Compensation (Compensation Magistrate's Court) Rules 1994 (WC301 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-03-04 | AUS-1994-R-36243

    Rules in respect of review officer referring matter to court, appeal from review officer to court and enforcement of Directorate orders. Made under the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981.

  37. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Amendment Regulations 1994 (WC301 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-02-18 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-01 | AUS-1994-R-36241

    Provides that liability for the permanent total incapacity of a worker, who has not attained the age of 55 years, may be redeemed by the payment of a lump sum in the following cases: (a) to make an investment to produce income for the worker; (b) to enable the worker to reside in a different area in a case where there are substantial economic or compassionate grounds for enabling the worker to do so; or (c) any purpose such that, because of the special circumstances of the case, use of the sum for that purpose will substantially assist in the rehabilitation of the worker. Inserts a new regulation 12 relating to agreements. Provides for other minor amendments. Made under the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981.

  38. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers' Compensation (Conciliation and Review) Rules 1994 (WC302 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-02-18 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-01 | AUS-1994-R-36242

    Provisions in respect of proceedings, procedural directions, form for seeking conciliation, conciliation certificate, preliminary hearing in review, failure to attend review and related matters. Made under the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981.

  39. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Amendment Regulations (No. 4) 1993 (WC301)

    Adoption: 1993-12-24 | AUS-1993-R-36035

    Provides that a worker shall (for the purposes of section 69 of the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981) prove his identity and the continuance of the incapacity in respect of which a weekly payment is payable, by delivering to the employer or the employer's insurer, at intervals of three months, a declaration by the worker and by a medical practitioner. Provides for requests for reference to a medical assessment panel and proceedings before a medical assessment panel and related matters. Made under the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981.

  40. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Claims and Registration) Regulations 1993 (No. 253 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-04 | AUS-1993-R-36020

    Provides that an employer must ensure that there is in force at all times a guarantee given by a finanacial institution to or in favour of the Corporation which guarantees the payment of an amount to the Corporation in the event that the employer becomes insolvent or ceases to be an exempt employer.

  41. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Reviews and Appeals) Regulations 1993 (No. 147 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-06-24 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | AUS-1993-R-35996

    Amends regulation 6 relating to application for review, inserts a new regulation 6a concerning extension of time, and provides for related matters.

  42. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Commonwealth Employees' Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Act 1992 (No. 264 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 1992-12-24 | AUS-1992-L-33099

    Provides for rules in respect of, inter alia, liability of certain corporations to pay compensation to their employees.

  43. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (Act No. 49, 1986). (Work Health Act 1986) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992 | AUS-1992-L-52844

    Governs occupational safety and health matters, employment accident compensation, and vocational rehabilitation following employment accidents.

    Part 1 Preliminary matters
    Part 2 Administration
    Part 3 Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council
    Part 5 Workers compensation and rehabilitation
    Part 6A Dispute resolution
    Part 7 Insurance
    Part 8 Miscellaneous
    Part 9 Repeal, savings and transitional matters for Work Health Act 1986
    Part 10 Transitional matters for Work Health Amendment Act 2004
    Part 11 Transitional matters for Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Implementation Act 2011
    Part 12 Transitional matters for Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2012


    Schedule 1 Occupational diseases
    Schedule 1A Adjacent areas
    Schedule 2 Employer's indemnity policy
    Schedule 3 Acts repealed

  44. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Employers Indemnity Policies (Premium Rates) Act 1990 (No. 69 of 1990). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1990-12-16 | AUS-1990-L-105512

    An Act to provide for the determination of recommended premium rates for certain employer indemnity policies and for related purposes.

  45. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Social Security and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Act 1988. No. 135.

    Adoption: 1988-12-22 | AUS-1988-L-8974

    Amends the law relating to social security. In particular, Part IV amends the Commonwealth Employees Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 in respect of injury arising out of, or in the course of, employment, and compensation for injuries resulting in incapacity.

  46. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of Procedure in Miscellaneous Civil Proceedings 1988. S.R. No. 334.

    Adoption: 1988-09-01 | AUS-1988-R-9206

    These amendments to the Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, Chapter II, relate to procedures in miscellaneous civil proceedings, including proceedings relating to workers compensation. Appended forms include "Notice by Employer Seeking Judgement", and notices relating to disputes and matters of payment.

  47. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (No. 4 of 1988). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1988-05-26 | AUS-1988-L-8979

    This Act provides for the compensation and rehabilitation of workers in respect of occupational injuries suffered by workers, repeals the Workers' Compensation Act 1927, and for other purposes and amends the Evidence Act 1910 and the Magistrates Act 1987. Part II concerns administration of the Workers Compensation Board, Part III - entitlement to compensation, Part IV - claims for compensation, Part V - reference for claims to Commissioner, Part VI - amount of compensation, Part VII - payment of compensation and related matters, Part IX - insurance provisions, Part X - concurrent rights to compensation and damages, Part XI - rehabilitation, and Part XII - workers compensation fund. Eight schedules attached.

  48. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (No. 75, 1988). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988 | AUS-1988-L-68679

    Provides for rehabilitation of employees of Commonwealth and certain corporations and for workers' compensation for those employees, and for some related matters. Comprises 11 parts. Part 1 (s. 1-13A) contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 (s. 14-33) regulates compensation. Part 3 (s. 34-41A) deals with rehabilitation. Part 4 (s. 42-52A) provides for liabilities arising apart from this Act. Part 5 (s. 53-67) regulates claims for compensation. Part 6 (s. 60-67) makes provision for reconsideration and review of determinations. Part 7 (s. 68-97P) provides for administration and finance. Part 8 (s. 98A-108G) deals with licences to enable Commonwealth authorities and certain corporations to accept liability for, and/or manage, claims. Part 9 (s. 108-122) contains miscellaneous provisions. Part 10 (s. 123-139) contains transitional provisions and provides for consequential amendments and repeals. Part 11 (s. 140-161) provides for operation of Act in relation to certain defence-related injuries and deaths.

  49. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Workers Compensation Act 1987 (No. 70). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1987-06-10 | AUS-1987-L-81279

    Part 1 - Preliminary
    Part 2 - Compensation-liability
    Part 3 - Compensation-benefits
    Part 4 - Uninsured liabilities
    Part 5 - Common law remedies
    Part 6 - [Repealed]
    Part 7 - Insurance
    Part 7A - [Repealed]
    Part 8 - Protection of injured workers from dismissal
    Part 9 - [Repealed]
    Part 10 - Miscellaneous

  50. Australia - Employment accident and occupational disease benefit - Law, Act

    Coal Mines (Amendment) Act 1987. No. 6.

    Adoption: 1987-04-28 | AUS-1987-L-3614

    Amends the Coal Mines Act 1958 to provide lump-sum payments in place of allowances from the Victorian Coal Miners' Accidents Relief Fund.

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