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WA plans new workers’ comp legislation

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The WA Government has approved a draft bill to modernise its workers’ compensation legislation.

Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act include implementing lifetime care and support arrangements for catastrophically injured workers.

“The current Act has only been amended on a piecemeal basis since it was adopted in 1981, and it’s unwieldy for stakeholders who use and apply it,” Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston said.

Public consultation will occur before the draft legislation is introduced into the WA Parliament.