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New workers compensation guidelines and standards

SIRA has had gazetted the following new documents in relation to the workers compensation scheme:

  1. New Standards of Practice
     
  2. New Workers Compensation Guidelines
     
  3. New Workers compensation medical dispute assessment guidelines

The WorkCover interim payment direction guidelines 2009 have been revoked. Lawyers are referred to the Interim payment directions for weekly payment of compensation or medical expenses compensation issued by the Workers Compensation Commission on 30 October 2018.

SIRA’s Publications can be accessed here.

New appointment as President of the Workers Compensation Commission

The Attorney General Mark Speakman and Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello announced today the appointment of Mr Gerard Phillips as President of the Workers Compensation Commission commencing 23 January 2019.

For more information please see the Government’s Media Release dated 21 December 2018.

Kim Garling
Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer
21 December 2018

Christmas holiday closure
WIRO will be closed from 24 December 2018 until 2 January 2019. We wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.