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National Workers' Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety Frameworks

Public inquiry

This public inquiry has concluded. The inquiry report was released by the Australian Government on 24 June 2004.

The inquiry covered all matters relevant to the provision of Workers' Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety, including:

  • definitions of employer, employee, workplace and work-related injury/illness and fatalities
  • implications of retaining, limiting or removing access to common law damages
  • effective mechanisms to manage and resolve workers' compensation disputes
  • which regulatory framework would allow suitably qualified employers to obtain national self-insurance coverage that is recognised by all schemes
  • infrastructure necessary at the National and State and Territory level to support suitable models for any national frameworks for Workers' Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety.

Draft report

The draft report for this project is not available online.

Contact the Commission's Web Team to request an electronic copy.

Please note: The draft report is for research purposes only. For final outcomes of this inquiry refer to the inquiry report.