Queensland Law Society

2019 Call to Parties Statement

6. Strong and sustainable compensation schemes

Queensland Law Society is concerned that Comcare does not achieve the same outcomes for injured workers as State and Territory schemes. Further, the migration of new workplaces into Comcare undermines safety, as State and Territory schemes employ many more workplace safety inspectors per worker than Comcare.

Queensland Law Society calls for a commitment to:

  1. not lower the entry threshold to the Comcare scheme as this will reduce benefits for injured workers, increase premiums for businesses in State and Territory schemes and adversely affect workplace safety
  2. not to reduce the current entitlements under the Comcare scheme.

 

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