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Submissions invited – possible extension of workers’ compensation coverage for certain gig economy workers, and bailee taxi and limousine drivers.


22 May 2019

As part of its commitment to fair and transparent government, this Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) (PDF, 1.08 MB)  will inform the Queensland Government's investigation into a possible extension of workers' compensation coverage to certain gig economy workers (for example 'work on demand' including ride share driving and food delivery). Extension is also being considered for bailee taxis and limousines drivers.

You are invited to have your say about this proposal and the Government will have regard to issues raised in written submissions responding to this RIS.

Open submissions can be provided or you can address the focus questions provided in the RIS in relation to the respective options proposed for certain gig workers or bailee taxi and limousine drivers.

Written submissions to this Consultation RIS can be lodged via:


Post: Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Consultation
Office of Industrial Relations
GPO Box 69

Written submissions must be received by Friday 5 July 2019.

Submissions will be published unless provided in confidence. Material provided in confidence should be clearly marked 'IN CONFIDENCE'.

View the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) (PDF, 1.08 MB)

Any questions about this consultation process can be submitted via the above email address or by contacting the Office of Industrial Relations on 07 3406 9909. For interpretation and translation assistance, visit