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20 Dec 2017

WIRO welcomes the release today by the NSW Government of a discussion paper - Improving workers compensation dispute resolution in NSW - A discussion paper on potential reforms to the NSW workers compensation dispute resolution system.

The discussion paper is available here

The discussion paper is in response to various recommendations in the March 2017 Report of the NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and Justice. 

WIRO has made submissions about the problems with current dispute resolution processes to various reviews undertaken by that Committee over a number of years. 

The media release by the Minister of the Department of Finance, Services and Property, the Hon. Victor Dominello MP is available here

The  Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer, Kim Garling, will be responding to the discussion paper early next year.  

Those interested in the future of workers compensation in NSW are encouraged to provide feedback.

There are three ways you can provide your feedback before 16 February, 2018:

  1. Online: Share your experience with the dispute resolution system by completing a survey
  3. Mail: Workers compensation dispute resolution process consultation

       Department of Finance Services and Innovation
       Central Policy Office
       2-24 Rawson Place
       Sydney NSW 2000

Notification of WIRO

WIRO would be grateful to receive copies of submissions provided to the consultation. These can be sent by email. You are welcome to contact me to discuss the WIRO's position on the discussion paper. 

Kim Garling
Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer
13 9476