The links below are to documents which set out the Office of Industrial Relations official position for managing extension requests and procedural fairness in reviews. We follow these procedures to ensure we provide prompt and non-adversarial decision making at review.
Procedure - procedural fairness during the review process
The purpose of this procedure is to outline:
- the principles to be considered by Review Officers where new information is received during the review process, the disclosure of information to affected parties and allow the affected parties an opportunity to respond to the new information prior to the review decision being made
- the principles to be considered by Review Officers where the applicant requests an extension of time to provide additional information in accordance with section 545(4) of the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003
- how a review applicant is heard during the review process.
Procedure - deciding a request for an extension of time to lodge an application for review
The purpose of this procedure (PDF, 0.27 MB) is to outline the process to be undertaken by the Office of Industrial Relations to determine a request to lodge an application for review outside the three month time limit in accordance with section 542(3) of the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.