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Age based limits on Workers’ Compensation entitlements have finally been removed. State Parliament this week has passed a series of amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, some of which unions have long argued for.
In summary, the amendments:
Most of the amendments will come into effect on 1 October 2011. Changes to the dispute resolution process will take effect from 1 December 2011.
The following Fact Sheets have been produced by WorkSafe:
See also, the legislative review page on the WorkSafe website.