COMPARISON OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENTS
COVERAGE
WESTERN
AUSTRALIA
QUEENSLAND
TASMANIA
NORTHERN
TERRITORY
A.C.T.
NEW ZEALAND
The following
Included
Included
Included
`Mental injury' does
Claims only allowed
exclusions apply,
not include a
for
except when the
mental injury
  Stress caused by
actions of the
(including stress)
physical injury
employer are
completely or
  Stress caused by
`unreasonable and
mostly caused by
sexual abuse
harsh':
reasonable action
a) the worker's
taken by, or on
dismissal,
behalf of, an
retrenchment,
employer in relation
demotion,
to the transfer,
discipline,
demotion,
transfer or
promotion,
redeployment;
performance
b) the worker's
appraisal,
not being
discipline,
promoted ,
retrenchment or
reclassified,
dismissal of a
transferred or
worker or the
granted leave of 
provision of an
absence or any
employment benefit
other benefit in
to a worker. S 4(2)
relation to the the
employment; and
c) the worker's
expectation of a
matter or a
decision by the
employer in
relation to the
matters outlined
above
10%
5%
5% binaural hearing
5% whole person
A worker is not
No threshold is
(Above baseline
A further
impairment
impairment
entitled to
specified. Covered
hearing loss
application may
(percentage of loss
compensation if the
under the
previously
be considered only
of whole body)
total hearing loss is
`gradual process'
assessed)
if lodged more
less than 6% S 64(1)
provisions
than 3 years after
the previous
application, and
claimant has
sustained a
further hearing
diminution of
more than 1%
Heads of Workers' Compensation Authorities  15
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