Author: Bo Wang
The Australian government has moved to adopt some of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations for improving national consistency of workers’ compensation and OH&S.
The particular direction being pursued is to facilitate access by employers to the OH&S and workers’ compensation provisions for Commonwealth employees through self-insurance under the Commonwealth agency, Comcare.
We assess the Comcare self-insurance option against the alternatives of remaining under separate state jurisdictions as either an insured or self-insured employer. We particularly focus on:
– differences in the OH&S and workers’ compensation frameworks
– cost differentials
– implications for the state workers’ compensation schemes if employers exit to Comcare.
This paper compares premiums and the cost of compensation in various CTP schemes throughout Australiasia. Each jurisdiction is unique, and comparisons can be dangerous. However, we do it anyway.
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