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Last chance to comment on proposed workers’ comp for gig workers

There are still a few days left to comment on the Queensland Government's proposal to include some gig economy workers in Queensland's workers' compensation scheme.

The Government has released a consultation regulatory impact statement (RIS) seeking feedback on whether the workers' compensation scheme should cover certain gig economy workers, such as work on demand ride share drivers and food deliverers. The RIS also considers whether the workers' compensation scheme should cover bailee taxi and limousine 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:

Email: wcpolicy@oir.qld.gov.au

Post: Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Consultation
Office of Industrial Relations
GPO Box 69
BRISBANE QLD 4001

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 https://www.qld.gov.au/help/languages.