COMPARISON OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENTS
BENEFITS
WESTERN
AUSTRALIA
QUEENSLAND
TASMANIA
NORTHERN
TERRITORY
A.C.T.
NEW ZEALAND
$130,609.00 (i.e.
Maximum of
$166,924.93
$124,545.60
$152,258.40 CPI
The surviving
100% of the
$263,255
(Weekly payments
Plus: $81.76 per
indexed
spouse of an earner
prescribed
is entitled to receive
Minus: amount
paid/payable prior
week for each
Funeral expenses:
amount)
60% of the long 
paid for under
to death are not
dependent child
$4,060.22 CPI
term rate of weekly
Minus: amount
weekly benefits or
included in the
(maximum of 10)
indexed
compensation that
paid as weekly
Table of Injuries
lump sum
Plus: $50.75 CPI
the earner would
payments prior to
Plus: lump sum
calculation)
indexed per week
have received if they
the worker's death
had lived. Each
payment of $9,875
for each dependent
Plus: Pre injury
surviving child, and
Plus: $34.30 per
for dependent
child (S 77)
earnings  related
other dependant, is
week for each
children, and
payments to
entitled to receive
dependent child
weekly payments
dependent spouse
20% of the weekly
until the age of
of 7% of QOTE
for two years, and
compensation. If the
16 years (or 21 if 
(currently $56.05)
weekly allowance
total entitlement of
a student)
until the age of 16
for each dependent
the survivors
exceeds 100%,
Funeral expenses
years (or 21 if
child until age 16
individual
of $4,567 are also
student)
or 21, (if in full 
entitlements are
payable
Lump sum
time study)
reduced on a pro
payment of $14,905
rata basis
payable to parents
Also payable:
if the deceased is
  funeral grant of 
under 21 years of
$NZ4,500
age with no
  survivor's grant of 
dependants 
$NZ4,824.59 to a 
spouse of the 
deceased
  survivor's grant of 
$NZ2,412.30 to 
each child or other
dependant
  child care 
payments of 
$NZ102.59 for a 
single child, 
$NZ61.55 each if 
there are 2 
children, and a 
total of $NZ143.63 
if there are 3 or 
more children
Common law
Common law
Common law
Common law
Common law
Abolished when
rights are available
rights are available
rights are available
rights against
rights available
the scheme was
in accordance with
in accordance with
in accordance with
employer or
introduced in 1974
the thresholds and
the requirements
the threshold and
fellow worker
requirements
outlined on 
requirements
abolished for
outlined below
page 33
outlined below
injuries occurring
after 1 January
1987
Unlimited for
Unlimited
Unlimited (less any
N/A
Unlimited
N/A
workers with a
amount received as
disability assessed
compensation)
as 30% or more
For workers with  
`significant
disability' (not less
than 16%, but less
than 30%), a
maximum of
$274,278.00
Heads of Workers' Compensation Authorities  31
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