Australian workers' comp overview: Can money buy RTW?

Gabrielle Lis

We use the latest Comparative Performance Monitoring Report to take a look at how money is spent within Australia's workers' compensation system: and suggest that penny pinching is sometimes good for your health!

One of the golden nuggets of information hidden away in the Comparative Performance Monitoring Report (CPMR), released by the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council in August 2008, is that in 06/07 Australian workers compensation schemes spent $6051 million. That’s more than six billion bucks on compensation in twelve months! As a society, we make a substantial investment in workers’ comp, so it seems only fair to pose a c...

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Published 22 February, 2009 | Updated 24 February, 2009