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Legislative amendments October 2013

On 17 October 2013, the Queensland Parliament passed the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013. This page includes factsheets, links and other useful information relevant to the 2013 changes.

However, please note further changes to the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation  Act 2003 were passed by Parliament on 17 September 2015 that reversed some  of the 2013 amendments, particularly with regards to workers’ common law  rights and claims history. View the most up to date information on the Act.

Relevant links

Department of Justice and Attorney-General and the Office of Industrial Relations

Media Statement by former Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie - 15 October

WorkCover news articles and information

Reporting template for the Guide to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment - 3 April

Questions and answers on legislative amendments - 20 December

Employers responsibilities - appointing a rehabilitation and return to work coordinator and workplace rehabilitation policies and procedures

Changes to medical fees for providers - 2 December

Your legislation questions answered - webinar - 15 November

Fact sheet on legislative amendments now available - 4 November

Workers' compensation changes relevant for providers - 31 October

Royal assent given to the legislative amendments - 29 October

What the legislative changes mean for you - 24 October

Queensland Parliament passes Amendment Bill - 18 October

Government introduces Amendment Bill to workers' compensation scheme - 15 October


Explanatory notes

Explanatory speech

Amendments agreed to during Consideration

Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003

Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013

Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Amendment Regulation 2013

Last updated
02 July 2018

Codes of Practice are now an enforceable standard to manage hazards and risks

A Work Health and Safety inspector may refer to an approved code of practice when issuing an improvement or prohibition notice.


Updated work safety codes of practice enforceable from 1 July 2018

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