This publication is an initiative of the Heads of Workers' Compensation Authorities (HWCA).
The HWCA comprises the chief executives from all ten Australian Commonwealth State and Territory workers'
compensation schemes and the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation. It is a body whose prime purpose
and role is to share information between jurisdictions and, where possible, promote increased national consistency
in the design of Australian workers' compensation schemes.
Comparison of Workers' Compensation Arrangements in Australia and New Zealand has been compiled from
information supplied by the HWCA jurisdictions and is revised yearly. The information in this edition is current as at
1 October 2002.
The current publication can be accessed via the Internet on the HWCA website at www.hwsca.org.au and
the Victorian WorkCover Authority website at www.workcover.vic.gov.au.
Should you have any comments on, or suggested improvements to the contents, please let us know by using the
feedback facility on the HWCA website or by writing to the workers' compensation body in your jurisdiction
(contact details on page 59).
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