Proposed amendments to WR&C Act 1988


The Tasmanian Government is committed to reducing red tape in the Tasmanian workers compensation scheme. In 2014 the Minister asked the WorkCover Tasmania Board to work with scheme participants and stakeholders, to understand where potential opportunities exist for the reduction of red tape.

From this process, many areas of the scheme were identified that could be improved or streamlined. This information has been analysed and we have now prepared a list of areas where legislative change is being considered.

Reference: Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

Consultation now closed

Public consultation on the key issues under consideration closed on 14 October.

You can see what options for change were proposed in the Consultation Overview Paper.

Consultation Overview Paper (docx, 50.5 KB)

Next steps

After we collate and analyse your feedback, we will prepare a specific set of proposed amendments.

You will then be given further opportunity to have input into the specific changes being proposed.