Reconsidering harmonisation

Gabrielle Lis

Examining the pros and cons of workers' comp harmonisation causes us to re-think our support for the process.

Reading the Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities 1997 report “Promoting Excellence: National Consistency in Australian Workers’ Compensation” isn’t so much a trip down memory lane as a disconcerting “back to the future” experience. The drive towards workers’ comp harmonisation in Australia is longstanding but for an issue that has been on the agenda for in excess of fifteen years surprising...

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Published 24 January, 2010