State of Connection

To be eligible for compensation, the exposure to asbestos which is related to your asbestos-related disease must have been connected with Tasmania.

If a worker 'usually' performed their job in a particular State or Territory, then their employment is deemed to be connected with that jurisdiction.

However, a worker may also be eligible if they were usually based in Tasmania for the purposes of work, or where Tasmania was their employer's principal place of business. So, even if a worker happened to be outside Tasmania when (occupationally) exposed to asbestos, compensation may be payable as long as the worker's employment was connected with Tasmania.

When deciding whether a worker 'usually worked' in Tasmania consideration will be given to the worker's occupational history.