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Report of the Review of Workers Compensation Scheme
An independent Structural Review of Institutional and Working Arrangements in Queensland’s Workers’ Compensation Scheme (the Review) has been undertaken with support from a stakeholder reference group. The Review was to advise on: Appropriate strategies and institutional arrangements to ensure the roles and functions of Q-COMP, WorkCover and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General in Queen

Appointment to WorkCover Qld Board and QCOMP Board
Section 424 and Section 335 of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 provides for the establishment of the WorkCover Queensland Board and the Workers’ Compensation Regulatory Authority (Q-COMP) Board respectively. Each Board is responsible for ensuring that Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme acts in a fair, balanced and economically sound manner. The WorkCover Board’s rol

Appointment and remuneration of members to panel of doctors for designation to General Medical Assessment Tribunal
Medical assessment tribunals are established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide for an independent system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. Cabinet endorsed the following nominees to be recommended to the Governor in Council for appointment to the panel of the General Medical Assessment Tribunal and composite medica

Amendments to Criminal Law Amendment Bill No2 2012
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the WCR Act) allows large employers who meet certain criteria, including being financially viable and having over 2,000 full time employees, to apply to Queensland Workers’ Compensation Regulatory Authority (Q-COMP), to cease insuring through WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover) and self-insure their workers’ compensation liabilities under the WCR

Appointments to medical assessment Tribunals
Medical assessment tribunals are established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide an independent system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. Medical assessment tribunals are an integral part of Queensland’s workers’ compensation system for the assessment of medical issues. Decisions of the tribunals are final and binding

Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Amendment Bill 2013
On 23 March 2013 the Finance and Administration Committee tabled its report on its Inquiry into the Operation of the Queensland Workers’ Compensation Scheme. The Committee’s report included 32 recommendations. In response to the Committee’s report and recommendations, the Queensland Government has proposed a number of legislative amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003

Appointments to WorkCover Queensland Board
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 provides for the establishment of a board of directors for WorkCover Queensland. The board’s role includes the following: ensuring that, as far as possible, WorkCover achieves, and acts in accordance with, its statement of corporate intent and carries out the objectives outlined in its statement of corporate intent; accounting to the Minister f

Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Amendment Bill 2015
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 implements election commitments made by the Government in the ‘Improving safety for Queenslanders at work’ policy platform. Key changes being given effect by the Bill include: reinstate common law rights for injured workers that were affected by changes made by the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and O

Appointment Medical assessment tribunals
Medical assessment tribunals are established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide an independent system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. In addition, a composite medical assessment tribunal may be convened in circumstances where there are multiple interrelated injuries that require several specialist assessments. The

Workers Compensation Regulation 2015 and response to Committee report on Bill
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Amendment Regulation 2015 (the amendment regulation) prescribes regulation to support the operation of section 193A of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act). Key changes being given effect by the amendment regulation include: Prescribing conditions for entitlement, the amount of compensation payable and the administrative proce

Appointment of members to Workers Compensation entitlement review panels
Section 193A of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) provides an entitlement of additional lump sum compensation to injured workers who were adversely affected by the common law threshold in place between 15 October 2013 and 31 January 2015. A worker injured during this period who had been assessed as having a 5 per cent or lower degree of permanent impairment is prohibi

Appointment of director to WorkCover Queensland Board of Directors
The WorkCover Queensland board is established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) and oversees WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover). The board’s role includes the following: ensuring that, as far as possible, WorkCover achieves, and acts in accordance with, its statement of corporate intent and carries out the objectives outlined in its statement of corporate intent;

Appointments to Workers Compensation Medical Assessment Tribunal Panels
Medical assessment tribunals are established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) to provide an independent system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. The Act provides for seven specialty medical tribunals in cardiology, dermatology, neurology/neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology and plastic surgery a

Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation (National Insurance Scheme) Amendment Bill 2016
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Bill 2016 implements the Queensland Government’s agreement on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to implement the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) for workplace accidents by 1 July 2016. Key changes being given effect by the Bill include: enabling eligible workers who sustain serious per

Appointment of CEO WorkCover Queensland and Executive Officer WorkCover Employing Office
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) establishes the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WorkCover Queensland and Executive Officer, WorkCover Employing Office. The same person can hold both positions concurrently. The Act allows for the appointment of the CEO for a term of not more than five years, with reappointment allowed. Cabinet endorsed that Mr Bruce Wa

Appointments to WorkCover Queensland Board
The WorkCover Queensland board is established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) and oversees WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover). The board’s role includes the following: ensuring that, as far as possible, WorkCover achieves, and acts in accordance with, its statement of corporate intent and carries out the objectives outlined in its statement of corporate intent;

Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation (Coal Workers Pnemoconiosis) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
Key changes being given effect by the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 include: Introducing a medical examination process for retired/former coal workers with suspected coal workers’ pneumoconiosis or a Coal Mine Dust Lung Disease; Introducing an additional lump sum compensation for workers with a pneumoconiosis injur

Appointment to WorkCover Queensland Board of Directors
The WorkCover Queensland board is established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) and oversees WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover). The board’s role includes the following: ensuring that, as far as possible, WorkCover achieves, and acts in accordance with, its statement of corporate intent and carries out the objectives outlined in its statement of corporate intent;

Appointments to workers' compensation medical assessment tribunals
Medical assessment tribunals are established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) to provide an independent system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. Under section 493(1) of the Act, the Governor in Council may appoint a panel of doctors for designation to a tribunal. Cabinet endorsed that Dr James Douglas and Dr Katheri

Appointments to Medical Assessment Tribunals under the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003
Medical assessment tribunals are established under Chapter 11 of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) to provide an independent and non-adversarial system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. Under section 493 of the Act, the Governor in Council may appoint a panel of doctors for designation to a tribunal, and may appoint one pe

Second Review of the operation of the Queensland Workers Compensation Scheme
Under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, the Minister must ensure a review of the operation of the workers’ compensation scheme is completed at least once in every five year period. The second review was required to be completed no later than 30 June 2018. Independent reviewer, Professor David Peetz from Griffith University, conducted the review against terms of reference foc

Appointments to workers compensation medical assessment tribunals
Medical assessment tribunals are established under Chapter 11 of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide an independent and non-adversarial system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. Medical assessment tribunals comprise the: General Medical Assessment Tribunal (GMAT) – The GMAT assesses injuries covered by the specialties of gas

Respirable crystalline silica dust exposure in stone benchtop manufacturing
The Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations made an announcement in Parliament on 18 September 2018 to alert the community to safety concerns around exposure to respirable crystalline silica in stone benchtop fabrication. The Minister announced the immediate issuing of a safety alert and guide for industry, which included a prohibition on dry cutting, as well as plans to devel

Appointments to Workers' Compensation speciality medical assessment tribunals
Medical assessment tribunals are established under Chapter 11 of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide an independent and non-adversarial system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. Medical assessment tribunals comprise the: General Medical Assessment Tribunal (GMAT) – The GMAT assesses injuries covered by the specialties of gas

Workers Compensation & Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill) amends the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (WCR Act), the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulation 2014 (WCR Regulation), the Further Education and Training Act 2014 (FET Act) and the TAFE Queensland Act 2013 (TAFEQ Act). In addition, the Bill repeals the Commonwealth Game

Proposal to extend workers compensation - gig workers and taxi & limousine drivers
Section 584A of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) requires the Minister with responsibility for workers’ compensation to ensure a review of the operation of the scheme is completed at least once every five years. An independent reviewer, Professor David Peetz, was appointed to conduct the second review of the scheme by 30 June 2018. Professor Peetz conducted targeted

Appointment of CEO WorkCover QLD and Executive Officer WorkCover Employing Office
WorkCover Queensland is a statutory body established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) as the sole provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Queensland. The Act establishes the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WorkCover Queensland. The Act allows for the appointment of the CEO for a term of not more than five years, with reappointment allowed.

Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 gives effect to presumptive workers’ compensation laws for first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Bill follows on from considerations arising from a Queensland stakeholder reference group and in the context of national reviews into mental health of first responders (the 2018 B

Consultation RIS on regulating re-entry to National Injury Insurance Scheme (Qld)
On 1 July 2016, the Queensland Government introduced two separate statutory schemes to establish Queensland’s National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS): a scheme to support people seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents, by introducing the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016, and a scheme to support workers seriously injured in workplace accidents, by amending the Workers’ Co

Appointments to WorkCover Queensland board of directors
The WorkCover board is established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) and oversees WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover). The board’s role includes the following: ensuring that, as far as possible, WorkCover achieves, and acts in accordance with, its statement of corporate intent and carries out the objectives outlined in its statement of corporate intent; accounting

Appointment to WorkCover Queensland Board of Directors
The WorkCover Queensland board is established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) and oversees WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover). The board’s role includes the following: ensuring that, as far as possible, WorkCover achieves, and acts in accordance with, its statement of corporate intent and carries out the objectives outlined in its statement of corporate intent;

Lapsed Legislation for reintroduction to Legislative Assembly
The Parliament was dissolved on 6 October 2020 for the 2020 State election, held on 31 October 2020. The dissolution had significant effects on the Parliament as follows: All business on the Notice Paper including Government Bills, Private Members Bills and Questions On Notice lapsed; All notices of motions remaining on the Notice Paper such as revocation motions lapsed, except for disallowance m