The following information highlights your rights under the Right to Information Act 2009 (the Act).
Under the Act, members of the public have the right to obtain information held by public authorities and ministers. WorkCover Tasmania is a public authority under the Act.
WorkCover Tasmania releases information in four ways, in accordance with the Act:
- Required Disclosure – where disclosure is required by the law. For example, the WorkCover Tasmania Board (the Board) must publish its annual report each year
- Routine Disclosure – where information is released because it may be of interest to the public. For example, the latest Return to Work survey is published on the Safe Work Australia website
- Active Disclosure – where information is released because it has been requested (except where information needs to be requested by making an application for assessed disclosure – see below). For example, where a worker has asked to be given their own workers compensation claims history information
- Assessed Disclosure – where information is released because it has been requested through a formal Right to Information application. For example, a solicitor may ask for workers compensation claims history information on behalf of a third party (e.g. a worker or insurance company) by submitting a Right to Information application to WorkCover Tasmania.
Information must be disclosed unless is it exempt information under the Act.
If you would like further information, pleas erefer to the Right to Information Act 2009 (external link).
Requesting information about workers compensation claims
Who is requesting the information?
Please select an option:
- You are requesting your own workers compensation information
- You are requesting workers compensation claims information on behalf of someone else (for example, if you are a solicitor requesting information on behalf of a client)