Latest Australia and New Zealand WHS and workers’ comp reports released
The Comparative Performance Monitoring report 21st edition and Comparison of Workers' Compensation Arrangements in Australia and New Zealand 2019 have been published.
The Comparative Performance Monitoring report analyses trends in WHS and workers' compensation scheme performance across Australia and New Zealand.
Key findings from the 21st edition include:
- the incidence rate of serious workers' compensation claims decreased by 10 per cent across Australia between 2013-14 and 2016-17, with falls recorded in most jurisdictions
- WHS authorities across Australia:
- undertook 230,054 workplace interventions
- issued 46,472 notices for WHS breaches
- finalised 289 legal proceedings, resulting in $18.9 million in fines ordered by the courts
- total expenditure for workers' compensation schemes across Australia was $8.457 billion in 2017-18, of which over 80 per cent went to claimants through either direct payments or services
- average workers' compensation premium rates across Australia have decreased by 10 cent over the last five years.
The Comparison of Workers' Compensation Arrangements in Australia and New Zealand report has also been published.
It provides information on the operation of workers' compensation schemes in each jurisdiction across Australia and New Zealand.
Read the full reports: