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WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION ACT 2003

- As at 1 December 2018
- Act 27 of 2003

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

CHAPTER 1 - PRELIMINARY

   PART 1 - INTRODUCTION

   1.      Short title
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Act binds all persons
   3A.     Notes in text

   PART 2 - OBJECTS

   4.      Objects of Act
   5.      Workerscompensation scheme
   6.      Administration

   PART 3 - DEFINITIONS

   7.      Definitions

   PART 4 - BASIC CONCEPTS

           Division 1 - Accident insurance, compensation and damages

   8.      Meaning of accident insurance
   9.      Meaning of compensation
   10.     Meaning of damages

           Division 2 - Workers

   11.     Who is a worker

           Division 3 - Persons entitled to compensation other than workers

              Subdivision 1A - Preliminary

   11A.    Compensation to which this division does not apply

              Subdivision 1 - Volunteers etc.

   12.     Entitlements of persons mentioned in sdiv 1
   13.     Particular persons under Disaster Management Act 2003
   14.     Rural fire brigade member
   15.     Volunteer firefighter or volunteer fire warden
   16.     Local government, statutory or industrial body member
   17.     Honorary ambulance officers
   18.     Person in voluntary or honorary position with religious, charitable or benevolent organisation
   19.     Person in voluntary or honorary position with non-profit organisation

              Subdivision 2 - Persons performing community service etc.

   20.     Entitlements of persons mentioned in sdiv 2
   21.     Persons performing community service or unpaid duties

              Subdivision 3 - Students

   22.     Students

              Subdivision 4 - Eligible persons

   23.     Meaning of eligible person
   24.     Eligible person may apply to be insured
   25.     Entitlements of eligible persons

              Subdivision 5 - Other persons

   26.     Other persons

           Division 4 - Spouses, members of the family and dependants

   27.     Meaning of dependant
   28.     Meaning of member of the family
   29.     Who is the spouse of a deceased worker

           Division 5 - Employers

   30.     Who is an employer

           Division 6 - Injuries, impairment and terminal condition

              Subdivision 1 - Event resulting in injury

   31.     Meaning of event

              Subdivision 2 - Injury

   32.     Meaning of injury

              Subdivision 3 - When injury arises out of, or in the course of, employment

   33.     Application of sdiv 3
   34.     Injury while at or after worker attends place of employment
   35.     Other circumstances
   36.     Injury that happens during particular journeys

              Subdivision 3A - When latent onset injuries arise

   36A.    Date of injury

              Subdivision 3B - Injuries sustained by firefighters

   36B.    Definitions for sdiv 3B
   36D.    Presumption of injury
   36E.    Deciding number of years

              Subdivision 3C - Pneumoconiosis

   36F.    Meaning of pneumoconiosis score

              Subdivision 4 - Impairment from injury

   37.     Meaning of impairment
   38.     Meaning of permanent impairment
   39.     (Repealed)

              Subdivision 5 - Terminal condition

   39A.    Meaning of terminal condition

           Division 7 - Rehabilitation

   40.     Meaning of rehabilitation
   41.     Meaning of rehabilitation and return to work coordinator
   42.     Meaning of suitable duties
   43.     Meaning of workplace rehabilitation
   44.     Meaning of workplace rehabilitation policy and procedures
   45.     Meaning of accredited workplace

CHAPTER 2 - EMPLOYER’S OBLIGATIONS

   PART 1 - EMPLOYER’S LEGAL LIABILITY

   46.     Employer’s legal liability
   47.     WorkCover’s liability confined to compensation

   PART 2 - EMPLOYER’S INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

           Division 1 - General obligations

   48.     Employer’s obligation to insure
   49.     Exemption if employer has other insurance

           Division 2 - Contravention of employer’s general obligation and associated provisions

   50.     When an employer contravenes the general obligation to insure
   51.     Offence of contravening general obligation to insure
   52.     Offence to charge worker for compensation or damages for injury
   53.     Recovery of unlawful charge for compensation or damages for injury

   PART 3 - INSURANCE UNDER WORKCOVER POLICIES GENERALLY

           Division 1 - Premium setting generally

   54.     Setting of premium
   55.     Setting premium on change of ownership of business
   56.     Reassessment of premium for policy

           Division 2 - Assessments on contravention of general obligation to insure

   57.     Recovery of compensation and unpaid premium
   58.     Default assessment on reasonable suspicion
   59.     Further assessment and recovery after payment of default assessment
   60.     Employer’s separate liabilities for 1 period of default

           Division 3 - Additional premiums

   61.     Additional premium payable if premium not paid
   62.     Further additional premium payable after appeal to industrial magistrate
   63.     Additional premium for out-of-State workers
   63A.    Additional premium for ch 6A
   64.     WorkCover may waive or reduce additional premium

           Division 4 - Employer’s liability for excess period

   65.     What is the excess period
   66.     Employer’s liability for excess period
   67.     Employer may not insure against payment for the excess period

   PART 4 - EMPLOYER’S SELF-INSURANCE

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   68.     What is self-insurance

           Division 1A - Local government self-insurers

   68A.    Self-insurance for local governments
   68B.    Entitlements of local government councillors
   68C.    Local government self-insurer’s liability for injury to councillors

           Division 2 - Issue and renewal of self-insurer’s licence

   69.     Who may apply to be a self-insurer
   70.     How the application is made
   71.     Issue or renewal of licence to a single employer
   72.     Issue or renewal of licence to a group employer
   73.     Calculation of the number of full-time workers
   73A.    Calculation of the number of full-time workers for local government self-insurers
   74.     Workers employed in Queensland
   75.     Whether applicant fit and proper
   76.     Audit of self-insurer
   77.     Decision on application for the issue of a licence
   78.     Duration of licence
   79.     Renewal of licence
   80.     Refusal of application for renewal of a licence
   81.     Annual levy payable
   82.     Additional amount payable if levy not paid
   83.     Conditions of licence
   84.     Security
   85.     Investing cash deposit
   86.     Reinsurance
   87.     Self-insurer replaces WorkCover in liability for injury
   88.     Liability of group employers

           Division 3 - Change to membership of self-insurer

   89.     Change in self-insurer’s membership
   90.     Consequences of change in self-insurer’s membership
   91.     Continuation of membership in particular circumstances

           Division 4 - Powers, functions and obligations of self-insurers

   92.     Powers of self-insurers
   92A.    Powers of local government self-insurers
   93.     Documents that must be kept by self-insurer
   93A.    Documents that must be kept by local government self-insurers
   94.     Documents must be given to Regulator on request

           Division 5 - Cancellation of self-insurer’s licence

   95.     When licence may be cancelled
   96.     Procedure for cancellation
   97.     Self-insurer may ask for cancellation
   98.     Premium payable after cancellation
   99.     Transfer to WorkCover after cancellation
   100.    Certain functions and powers may be held by former self-insurer after cancellation
   101.    Recovery of ongoing costs from former self-insurer
   102.    Assessing liability after cancellation
   103.    Return of section 84 security after cancellation
   104.    Contingency account

           Division 6 - Self-insurers who become non-scheme employers

   105.    Application of div 6
   105A.   Non-scheme employer must give notice to Regulator
   105B.   Non-scheme employer continues to be self-insurer for 12 months
   105C.   Non-scheme employer continues to have obligation for rehabilitation
   105D.   Regulator may impose conditions on continued licence
   105E.   Cancellation of continued licence
   105F.   Transfer to WorkCover after cancellation
   105G.   Particular functions and powers may be held by non-scheme employer after cancellation
   105H.   Recovery of ongoing costs from non-scheme employer
   105I.   Assessing liability after cancellation
   105J.   Return of section 84 security after cancellation

           Division 7 - Member of a group who becomes non-scheme employer

   105K.   Application of div 7
   105L.   Self-insurer must give notice to Regulator
   105M.   Non-scheme member continues as member of self-insurer for 12 months
   105N.   Non-scheme member continues to have obligation for rehabilitation
   105O.   Consequences of member becoming non-scheme member

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION

   PART 1 - INTERPRETATION

   106.    Meaning of normal weekly earnings
   107.    Meaning of QOTE

   PART 1A - ENTITLEMENTS TO COMPENSATION UNDER INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTS

   107A.   Definitions for pt 1A
   107B.   Meaning of amount payable under an industrial instrument
   107C.   Meaning of usual employment
   107D.   Entitlements to compensation under industrial instrument generally prohibited and void
   107E.   Regulator may approve amount payable under industrial instrument

   PART 2 - COMPENSATION ENTITLEMENTS OF WORKERS GENERALLY

           Division 1 - General statement of entitlement

   108.    Compensation entitlement
   109.    Who must pay compensation
   109A.   When an employer contravenes obligation not to pay compensation payable by WorkCover
   110.    Compensation entitlement can not be relinquished, assigned or subject to execution
   111.    Public trustee may act for claimant
   112.    Public trustee may receive payments for minors

           Division 2 - Entitlement according to jurisdiction

   113.    Employment must be connected with State
   114.    Recognition of determination of State of connection in another State

           Division 3 - Overseas arrangements

   115.    Overseas arrangements

           Division 4 - Relationship of entitlement to other compensation

   116.    Effect on entitlement if compensated under corresponding laws
   117.    Compensation recoverable if later paid under corresponding laws
   118.    Condition on compensation application if compensation available under this Act and corresponding law
   119.    Entitlement to compensation ends if damages claim is finalised

           Division 5 - Compensation and leave entitlements

   119A.   Compensation entitlement does not restrict taking or accrual of leave

   PART 3 - COMPENSATION ENTITLEMENTS OF PARTICULAR WORKERS

           Division 1 - Workers on ships

   120.    Application of div 1
   121.    Payment on account of workers on ships

           Division 2 - Miners

   122.    Application of div 2
   123.    Entitlements of miners

           Division 3 - Workers with industrial deafness

   124.    Application of div 3
   125.    Entitlements for industrial deafness
   126.    Further application for compensation for industrial deafness
   127.    (Repealed)
   128.    (Repealed)

           Division 4 - Workers with latent onset injuries that are terminal conditions

   128A.   Application of div 4
   128B.   Entitlements of worker with terminal condition
   128C.   Reduction of amount payable
   128D.   Worker’s dependants
   128E.   To whom payments made for death of worker

           Division 5 - Workers with pneumoconiosis
           Note

              Subdivision 1 - Entitlement to lump sum compensation

           128F . Application of subdivision
           128G . Lump sum compensation
           128H . When lump sum compensation is payable

              Subdivision 2 - Entitlement to further lump sum compensation

           128I . Application of subdivision
           128J . Further lump sum compensation
           128K . When further lump sum compensation is payable

              Subdivision 3 - Miscellaneous

           128L . Advances on account
           128M . Reduction of compensation for particular workers with more than 1 pneumoconiosis injury

   PART 4 - COMPENSATION AFFECTED BY WORKERS’ CONDUCT

   129.    Self-inflicted injuries
   130.    Injuries caused by misconduct

   PART 5 - COMPENSATION APPLICATION AND OTHER PROCEDURES

   131.    Time for applying
   132.    Applying for compensation
   132A.   Applying for assessment of DPI if no application made for compensation
   132B.   Applying for certificate of dependency
   133.    Employer’s duty to report injury
   133A.   Employer’s duty to tell WorkCover if worker asks for, or employer makes, a payment
   134.    Decision about application for compensation
   135.    Examination by registered person
   136.    Worker must notify return to work or engagement in a calling
   137.    Suspension of compensation during term of imprisonment
   138.    Compensation not payable during suspension

   PART 6 - MAXIMUM STATUTORY COMPENSATION

   139.    Application of pt 6
   140.    Maximum entitlement

   PART 7 - PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION

   141.    Time from which compensation payable

   PART 8 - COMPENSATION FOR DAY OF INJURY

   142.    Application of pt 8
   143.    Definition for pt 8
   144.    When employer must pay worker for day of injury

   PART 8A - WHEN ENTITLEMENT TO COMPENSATION STOPS

   144A.   When weekly payments of compensation stop
   144B.   When payment of medical treatment, hospitalisation and expenses stops

   PART 9 - WEEKLY PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION

           Division 1 - Application

   145.    Application and object of pt 9

           Division 2 - Advances on weekly payments

   146.    Advances on account

           Division 3 - Adjustment of entitlements under pt 9

   147.    Worker can not receive more than if injury had not been sustained
   148.    Regard to other benefits for workers

           Division 4 - Entitlement for total incapacity

              Subdivision 1 - Application of div 4

   149.    Entitlement to weekly payments

              Subdivision 2 - Workers

   150.    Total incapacity—workers whose employment is governed by an industrial instrument
   151.    Total incapacity—workers whose employment is not governed by industrial instrument
   152.    Total incapacity—certain contract workers
   153.    Total incapacity—casual or part-time workers
   154.    Total incapacity—workers receiving certain benefits under Commonwealth law
   155.    Total incapacity—workers with more than 1 employer

              Subdivision 3 - Persons entitled to compensation other than workers, students and eligible persons

   156.    Application of sdiv 3
   157.    Total incapacity

              Subdivision 4 - Eligible persons

   158.    Application of sdiv 4
   159.    Total incapacity

              Subdivision 5 - Reference to tribunal

   160.    Total incapacity—reference about impairment to medical assessment tribunal

           Division 5 - Entitlement for partial incapacity

              Subdivision 1 - Persons entitled to compensation other than eligible persons

   161.    Application of sdiv 1
   162.    Definitions for sdiv 1
   163.    Partial incapacity

              Subdivision 2 - Eligible persons

   164.    Application of sdiv 2
   165.    Definitions for sdiv 2
   166.    Partial incapacity

              Subdivision 3 - Requiring information

   167.    Insurer may require information from partially incapacitated worker or person

           Division 6 - Review of compensation

   168.    Review of compensation and associated payments
   169.    Review of weekly payments—worker under 18
   170.    Recovery of compensation overpaid

           Division 7 - Redemption of weekly payments

   171.    Redemption—worker receiving weekly payments for at least 2 years
   172.    Redemption—worker moves interstate
   173.    Redemption—worker moves abroad
   174.    Calculation of redemption payment
   175.    Review of redemption payment
   176.    No compensation after redemption payment made

           Division 8 - (Repealed)

   PART 10 - ENTITLEMENT TO COMPENSATION FOR PERMANENT IMPAIRMENT

           Division 1 - General statement

   178.    Entitlement to assessment of permanent impairment and lump sum compensation

           Division 1A - Advances on lump sum compensation

   178A.   Advances on account

           Division 2 - Assessment of permanent impairment

   179.    Assessment of permanent impairment
   180.    Calculation of lump sum compensation
   181.    Regard to previous entitlement to lump sum compensation for injury other than industrial deafness
   182.    Regard to previous assessment for industrial deafness
   183.    Guidelines for assessing a worker’s degree of permanent impairment and deciding DPI

           Division 3 - Notification of assessment of permanent impairment

   184.    Application of div 3
   185.    Insurer to give notice of assessment of permanent impairment
   186.    Worker’s disagreement with assessment of permanent impairment
   187.    Offer of lump sum compensation
   188.    Worker’s decision about lump sum compensation—DPI 20% or more
   189.    Worker’s decision about lump sum compensation—DPI less than 20% or no DPI
   190.    No further compensation after fixed time

           Division 4 - Additional lump sum compensation

   191.    Application of div 4
   192.    Additional lump sum compensation for workers with DPI of 30% or more
   193.    Additional lump sum compensation for gratuitous care
   193A.   Additional lump sum compensation for particular workers

           Division 5 - Particular workers with pneumoconiosis
           Note

           193B . Application of division
           193C . Further assessment under s 179
           193D . Entitlement of worker to lump sum compensation under s 180 and div 4

   PART 11 - COMPENSATION ON WORKER’S DEATH

   194.    Application and object of pt 11
   195.    Definition for pt 11
   196.    To whom payments made for death of worker
   197.    Total and partial dependants
   198.    Dependant’s compensation payable to public trustee
   199.    Medical and funeral expenses must be paid by insurer
   200.    Total dependency
   201.    Partial dependency
   201A.   Worker with non-dependent spouse, issue or next of kin
   202.    Workers under 21
   203.    (Repealed)
   204.    Reduced compensation if dependant dies before payment made

   PART 12 - AUTOMATIC VARIATION OF COMPENSATION PAYABLE

   205.    Variation of payments for injuries
   206.    Construing entitlements in light of variation
   207.    Application of part to existing benefits

   PART 13 - (Repealed)

CHAPTER 3A - COMPENSATION CLAIM COSTS

           207AA . Definition for ch 3A
   207A.   Insurer may recover costs of reports from third party
   207B.   Insurer’s charge on damages for compensation paid

CHAPTER 4 - INJURY MANAGEMENT

   PART 1 - APPLICATION

   208.    Application and object of ch 4

   PART 2 - LIABILITY FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT, HOSPITALISATION AND EXPENSES

           Division 1 - Application and general statement of liability

   209.    Application of pt 2
   210.    Insurer’s liability for medical treatment, hospitalisation and expenses

           Division 2 - Medical treatment costs

   211.    Extent of liability for medical treatment
   212.    Extent of liability for prosthetic expenses
   213.    Accounts for medical treatment, certificate in approved form
   214.    Review of costs payable

           Division 3 - Hospitalisation

              Subdivision 1 - Interpretation

   215.    Definitions for div 3

              Subdivision 2 - Private hospitalisation

   216.    Extent of liability for hospitalisation at private hospital
   217.    Cost of hospitalisation at private hospital

              Subdivision 3 - Public hospitalisation

   218.    Extent of liability for hospitalisation in public hospital
   218A.   Cost of hospitalisation

           Division 4 - Travelling expenses

   219.    Extent of liability for travelling expenses

   PART 3 - RESPONSIBILITY FOR REHABILITATION

           Division 1 - Responsibility for rehabilitation

   220.    Insurer’s responsibility for worker’s rehabilitation
   221.    (Repealed)

           Division 2 - Insurer’s liability for rehabilitation fees and costs

   221A.   Application of division
   222.    Liability for rehabilitation fees and costs
   223.    Extent of liability for rehabilitation fees and costs

           Division 3 - Caring allowance

   224.    Liability for caring allowance
   225.    Extent of liability for caring allowance

   PART 4 - EMPLOYER’S OBLIGATION FOR REHABILITATION

   226.    Employer’s obligation to appoint rehabilitation and return to work coordinator
   227.    Employer’s obligation to have workplace rehabilitation policy and procedures
   228.    Employer’s obligation to assist or provide rehabilitation
   229.    Employer’s failure in relation to rehabilitation

   PART 5 - WORKER’S MITIGATION AND REHABILITATION OBLIGATIONS

   230.    Application of pt 5
   231.    Worker must mitigate loss
   232.    Worker must participate in rehabilitation

   PART 6 - PROTECTION FOR INJURED WORKERS

   232A.   Definitions for pt 6
   232B.   Dismissal of injured worker only after 12 months
   232C.   Replacement for injured worker
   232D.   Reinstatement of injured worker
   232E.   Application to industrial commission
   232F.   Powers of industrial commission
   232G.   Preservation of worker’s rights

CHAPTER 4A - SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURIES

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   232H.   Application and object of chapter
   232I.   Definitions for chapter
   232J.   Meaning of treatment, care and support needs
   232K.   Meaning of excluded treatment, care or support

   PART 2 - LIABILITY FOR TREATMENT, CARE AND SUPPORT PAYMENTS

   232L.   Insurer’s liability for treatment, care and support payments
   232M.   Assessment of entitlement for treatment, care and support payments

   PART 3 - ASSESSING NEEDS AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

           Division 1 - Assessing needs

   232N.   Deciding necessary and reasonable treatment, care and support needs
   232O.   Assessing needs and preparing support plan
   232P.   Deciding service requests

           Division 2 - Payments

   232Q.   Payment options
   232R.   Deciding payment requests

   PART 4 - REVIEW OF WORKER’S ENTITLEMENT

   232S.   Review if worker entitled only for interim period

   PART 5 - RELATIONSHIP WITH TREATMENT, CARE AND SUPPORT DAMAGES

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   232T.   Application of part
   232U.   Definitions for part

           Division 2 - Election to seek treatment, care and support damages

   232V.   Worker must make election
   232W.   When election of no effect
   232X.   Court sanction for election by worker under legal disability
   232Y.   Court order preventing election to seek treatment, care and support damages

           Division 3 - Worker’s entitlement to treatment, care and support payments

   232Z.   Worker does not elect to seek treatment, care and support damages
           232ZA . Worker entitled for interim period elects to seek treatment, care and support damages
           232ZB . Worker entitled for life elects to seek treatment, care and support damages—damages not awarded or not accepted
           232ZC . Worker entitled for life elects to seek treatment, care and support damages—damages awarded and accepted
           232ZD . Additional payments if treatment, care and support damages insufficient

   PART 6 - RECIPIENT ABSENT FROM AUSTRALIA

           232ZE . Application of part
           232ZF . Worker must notify insurer of absence
           232ZG . Reviewing support plan or service request approval
           232ZH . Suspending entitlement

   PART 7 - OTHER PROVISION

           232ZI . Engagement of NIIS (Qld) agency to perform functions and exercise powers

CHAPTER 5 - ACCESS TO DAMAGES

   PART 1 - INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION

   233.    Definitions for ch 5
   235.    Requirements of chapter to prevail and are substantive law
   235A.   Date of relevant health practitioner consultation taken to be date of injury
   236.    Period of limitation under Limitation of Actions Act 1974 never affected
   236A.   Application of ch 5 to specified volunteer firefighter
   236B.   Liability of contributors

   PART 2 - ENTITLEMENT CONDITIONS

           Division 1 - Limitations on persons entitled to seek damages

   237.    General limitation on persons entitled to seek damages
   238.    Worker with terminal condition
   239.    Worker who is required to make election to seek damages
   239A.   Worker with more than 1 injury from an event

           Division 2 - Consequences, to costs, of seeking damages

   240.    Consequences, to costs, of seeking damages

           Division 3 - Urgent proceedings

   241.    Application of div 3
   242.    Need for urgent proceedings
   243.    (Repealed)
   244.    (Repealed)
   245.    (Repealed)
   246.    (Repealed)
   247.    (Repealed)
   248.    (Repealed)
   249.    (Repealed)
   250.    (Repealed)
   251.    (Repealed)
   252.    (Repealed)

           Division 4 - Review of worker’s decision to accept payment of lump sum compensation for injury—DPI of less than 20%

   265.    Application of div 4
   266.    Decision not to seek damages reviewable in certain circumstances

           Division 5 - (Repealed)

           Division 6 - (Repealed)

           Division 7 - (Repealed)

           Division 8 - (Repealed)

   PART 3 - MITIGATION OF LOSS AND REHABILITATION

   267.    Mitigation of loss
   268.    Provision of rehabilitation
   269.    Costs of rehabilitation

   PART 4 - REDUCTION OF RECOVERABLE DAMAGES

   270.    When damages are to be reduced
   271.    Assessment by court of total liability for damages

   PART 5 - PRE-COURT PROCEDURES

   273.    Object of pt 5
   274.    Overriding obligations of parties
   275.    Notice of claim for damages
   276.    Noncompliance with s 275 and urgent proceedings
   277.    Claimant to tell insurer of change to information in notice of claim
   278.    Response to notice of claim
   278A.   Insurer may add other person as contributor
   278B.   Contributor’s response
   279.    Parties to cooperate
   280.    Employer to cooperate with WorkCover
   281.    Parties to attempt to resolve claim
   282.    Worker to undergo medical examination
   283.    Joint expert reports
   284.    Nondisclosure of certain material
   285.    Consequence of failure to give information
   286.    Privilege and duties
   287.    Court’s power to enforce compliance with chapter

   PART 6 - SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS

           Division 1 - Compulsory conference

   288.    Application of div 1
   289.    Compulsory conference
   290.    Procedure at conference
   290A.   Exchange of material for compulsory conference
   291.    Information to be given by party’s lawyer before other type of settlement attempted
   292.    Parties to make written final offers if claim not settled at compulsory conference
   292A.   (Repealed)

           Division 2 - Settlement before court proceedings

   293.    Settlement of claim for damages

   PART 7 - START OF COURT PROCEEDINGS

           Division 1 - When claimant can start court proceedings

   294.    Application of div 1
   295.    Compliance necessary before starting proceeding
   296.    Claimant to have given complying notice of claim or insurer to have waived compliance
   297.    Court to have made declaration about noncompliance
   298.    Court to have given leave despite noncompliance
   299.    Other provision for urgent proceedings

           Division 2 - Court proceedings

   300.    Carriage of proceedings
   301.    Exclusion of jury trial
   302.    Alteration of period of limitation
   303.    Court may have regard to claimant’s noncompliance with s 275 in relation to costs and interest
   304.    Court may have regard to compulsory conference

   PART 8 - CIVIL LIABILITY

           Division 1 - Interpretation

   305.    Definitions for pt 8
   305A.   Provisions not to apply to particular injuries

           Division 2 - General standard of care

   305B.   General principles
   305C.   Other principles

           Division 3 - Causation

   305D.   General principles
   305E.   Onus of proof

           Division 4 - Contributory negligence

   305F.   Standard of care in relation to contributory negligence
   305G.   Contributory negligence can defeat claim
   305H.   Contributory negligence
   305I.   Meaning of obvious risk for s 305H
   305J.   Presumption of contributory negligence if person who suffers injury is intoxicated
   305K.   Application of contributory negligence for particular injuries

   PART 9 - ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES

           Division 1 - Interpretation

   306.    Definitions for pt 9
   306A.   Provisions not to apply to particular injuries

           Division 2 - Exemplary damages

   306B.   Exemplary damages

           Division 3 - Assessment of damages

              Subdivision 1 - No right to damages for particular services

   306C.   Application of sdiv 1
   306D.   Definitions for sdiv 1
   306E.   Paid services provided to worker before injury
   306F.   Worker performed services before injury
   306G.   Gratuitous services provided to worker before injury
   306H.   Services not required by or provided to worker before injury

              Subdivision 2 - Other provisions

   306I.   Damages for loss of earnings
   306J.   When earnings can not be precisely calculated
   306L.   Discount rate to be applied in calculating the present value of future loss
   306M.   Damages for loss of consortium or loss of servitium
   306N.   Interest
   306O.   Assessment by court of injury scale
   306P.   Calculation of general damages

           Division 4 - Structured settlements

   306Q.   Definition for div 4
   306R.   Court required to inform parties of proposed award
   306S.   Court may make consent order for structured settlement
   306T.   Obligation of legal practitioners to provide advice
   306U.   Offer of structured settlement—legal costs

           Division 5 - Indexation provisions

   306V.   Indexation of particular amounts

   PART 12 - COSTS

           Division 1 - Costs applying to worker with DPI of 20% or more, worker with terminal condition, or dependant

   310.    Application of div 1
   311.    Principles about orders as to costs
   312.    Costs if written final offer by claimant
   313.    Costs if written final offer by insurer
   314.    Interest after service of written final offer

           Division 2 - Costs applying to worker who does not have a terminal condition and has DPI of less than 20%

   315.    Application of div 2
   316.    Principles about orders as to costs

           Division 2A - Costs when offers made for a contribution claim

   316A.   Principles about order as to costs

           Division 3 - Costs generally

   317.    (Repealed)
   318.    Costs if proceeding could have been brought in a lower court
   318A.   General application of costs provisions in part
   318B.   Court may make an alternative order in particular circumstances
   318C.   Costs order under div 2 for an interlocutory application
   318D.   Order for costs if more than 1 person liable for the same costs
   318E.   Order for costs if an entity was not a party at the compulsory conference

   PART 13 - EXCESS DAMAGES AWARDED IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION

   319.    Application of pt 13
   320.    No liability for excess damages

CHAPTER 6 - CHOICE OF LAW FOR DAMAGES

   PART 1 - APPLICATION OF CHAPTER 6

   321.    Claims to which chapter applies

   PART 2 - INTERPRETATION

   322.    Meaning of substantive law
   323.    What constitutes injury and employment and who is employer

   PART 3 - SUBSTANTIVE LAW THAT GOVERNS CLAIM

   324.    The applicable substantive law for work injury claims
   325.    Availability of action in another State not relevant

CHAPTER 6A - MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS FOR FORMER COAL WORKERS

           325A . Application of chapter
           325B . Applications for lung disease examinations
           325C . Deciding examination applications
           325D . Insurer must arrange and pay for lung disease examinations

CHAPTER 7 - THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REGULATOR

   PART 1 - OFFICE AND APPOINTMENT

   326.    Establishment of office and appointment of Regulator

   PART 2 - FUNCTIONS AND POWERS

   327.    Functions of the Regulator
   328.    Powers of the Regulator
   329.    Delegation by the Regulator

   PART 3 - AUTHORISED PERSONS

           Division 1 - Appointment of authorised persons

   330.    Appointment of authorised persons
   331.    Accountability of authorised persons
   332.    Suspension and ending of appointment of authorised persons

           Division 2 - Identity cards

   333.    Identity cards
   334.    Production or display of identity card
   335.    Return of identity card

           Division 3 - Functions of authorised persons etc.

   336.    Functions of authorised persons
   337.    Conditions on authorised persons’ compliance powers
   338.    Authorised persons subject to Regulator’s directions
   339.    Protection from liability

   PART 4 - (Repealed)

   PART 5 - (Repealed)

   PART 6 - (Repealed)

   PART 7 - (Repealed)

   PART 8 - (Repealed)

   PART 9 - (Repealed)

CHAPTER 8 - WORKCOVER QUEENSLAND

   PART 1 - ESTABLISHMENT

   380.    WorkCover is established
   381.    WorkCover is a body corporate etc.
   382.    Relationship with State

   PART 2 - FUNCTIONS AND POWERS

           Division 1 - Functions and insurance business

   383.    General statement of WorkCover’s functions
   384.    WorkCover’s insurance business
   385.    WorkCover as the exclusive provider of accident insurance
   386.    WorkCover’s offices

           Division 2 - Powers generally

   387.    Objects of div 2
   388.    WorkCover’s general powers
   389.    General restriction on WorkCover’s powers
   390.    Disposal of main undertakings
   391.    Acquiring and disposing of subsidiaries
   392.    Protection of persons who deal with WorkCover
   393.    Reserve power of Minister to direct that asset not be disposed of

   PART 3 - OBLIGATIONS

           Division 1 - Corporate plan

   394.    WorkCover must have corporate plan
   395.    Guidelines in relation to corporate plans
   396.    Draft corporate plan
   397.    Special procedures for draft corporate plan
   398.    Corporate plan on agreement
   399.    Corporate plan pending agreement
   400.    Changes to corporate plan

           Division 2 - Statement of corporate intent

   401.    WorkCover must have statement of corporate intent
   402.    Statement of corporate intent must be consistent with corporate plan
   403.    Matters to be included in statement of corporate intent
   404.    Additional matters to be included in statement of corporate intent
   405.    Draft statement of corporate intent
   406.    Special procedures for draft statement of corporate intent
   407.    Statement of corporate intent on agreement
   408.    Changes to statement of corporate intent

           Division 3 - Community service obligations

   409.    Meaning of community service obligations
   410.    Community service obligations to be specified in statement of corporate intent

           Division 4 - Reports and other accountability matters

   411.    Quarterly reports
   412.    Matters to be included in annual report
   413.    Deletion of commercially sensitive matters from annual report etc.
   414.    Board to keep Minister informed

           Division 5 - Duties and liabilities of directors and other officers of WorkCover

   415.    Disclosure of interests by director
   416.    Voting by interested director
   417.    Duty and liability of certain officers of WorkCover
   418.    Prohibition on loans to directors
   419.    WorkCover not to indemnify WorkCover officers
   420.    WorkCover not to pay premiums for certain liabilities of WorkCover officers
   421.    Examination of persons concerned with WorkCover
   422.    Power to grant relief
   423.    False or misleading information or documents

   PART 4 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

           Division 1 - Establishment of WorkCover’s board

   424.    Establishment of board
   425.    Appointment of chairperson and deputy chairperson
   426.    Regard to particular ability in appointment of directors
   427.    Role of board
   428.    Delegation by board

           Division 2 - Meetings and other business of board

   429.    Meaning of required minimum number of directors
   430.    Conduct of meetings and other business
   431.    Times and places of meetings
   432.    Presiding at meetings
   433.    Quorum and voting at meetings
   434.    Participation in meetings
   435.    Resolutions without meetings
   436.    Minutes

           Division 3 - Other provisions about directors

   437.    Term of appointment of directors
   438.    Terms of appointment not provided for under Act
   439.    Appointment of acting director
   440.    Resignation
   441.    Termination of appointment as director

   PART 5 - THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

   442.    WorkCover’s chief executive officer
   443.    Duties of chief executive officer
   444.    Things done by chief executive officer
   445.    Delegation by chief executive officer
   446.    Additional provisions relating to chief executive officer

   PART 6 - OTHER EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS

   447.    Appointment of senior executives
   448.    WorkCover may enter into work performance arrangements
   449.    Superannuation schemes
   450.    (Repealed)
   451.    Employment and industrial relations plan
   452.    Application of equal opportunity provisions under Public Service Act 2008

   PART 7 - FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   453.    WorkCover’s capital adequacy
   454.    Application of financial legislation
   455.    Liability for State taxes
   456.    Liability for Commonwealth tax equivalents
   457.    Funds and accounts
   458.    Reserves
   459.    Procedures for borrowing
   460.    Payment to consolidated fund
   461.    Additional financial reporting requirements

   PART 8 - AUTHORISED PERSONS

           Division 1 - General

   462.    Function of authorised person
   463.    Authorised person subject to WorkCover’s directions
   464.    Powers of authorised persons
   465.    Limitation on powers of authorised person

           Division 2 - Appointment of authorised persons and other matters

   466.    Appointment of authorised persons
   467.    Authorised person’s appointment conditions
   468.    Authorised person’s identity card
   469.    Display of authorised person’s identity card
   470.    Protection from liability

   PART 9 - OTHER PROVISIONS ABOUT WORKCOVER

   471.    WorkCover’s seal
   472.    Authentication of documents
   473.    Judicial notice of certain signatures
   474.    Giving of documents to board
   475.    Application of various other Acts

CHAPTER 8A - WORKCOVER EMPLOYING OFFICE

   PART 1 - ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONS OF EMPLOYING OFFICE

   475A.   Establishment of employing office
   475B.   Employing office represents the State
   475C.   Functions of employing office

   PART 2 - EXECUTIVE OFFICER

   475D.   Appointment of executive officer
   475E.   Executive officer acting for employing office

   PART 3 - STAFF OF EMPLOYING OFFICE

   475F.   Employing office may employ staff
   475G.   Employing office may enter into work performance arrangements

   PART 4 - OTHER PROVISIONS

   475H.   Employing office is statutory body

CHAPTER 9 - THE MINISTER

   PART 1 - THE MINISTER AND WORKCOVER

   476.    (Repealed)
   477.    (Repealed)
   478.    (Repealed)
   479.    (Repealed)
   480.    Reserve power of Minister to notify board of public sector policies
   481.    Reserve power of Minister to give directions in public interest
   481A.   Amounts payable by WorkCover on Minister’s instruction
   482.    Additional power to direct WorkCover
   483.    Notice of suspected threat to full funding because of direction or notification
   484.    WorkCover and WorkCover’s board not otherwise subject to government direction
   485.    Minister not director etc.
   486.    Monitoring and assessment of WorkCover

   PART 2 - THE MINISTER AND CODES OF PRACTICE

   486A.   Code of practice
   486B.   Effect of code of practice

CHAPTER 10 - WORKERSCOMPENSATION ADVISORY COMMITTEES

   487.    Establishment of committees
   488.    Membership of committee
   489.    Role of committee

CHAPTER 11 - MEDICAL ASSESSMENT TRIBUNALS

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   490.    Object of ch 11
   490A.   Application of ch 11
   491.    Interpretation

   PART 2 - TRIBUNALS

   492.    Medical assessment tribunals to be maintained
   493.    Panels for tribunals
   494.    Composition and constitution of tribunals
   495.    Conditions of appointment to tribunal
   496.    Proceedings of tribunals
   497.    (Repealed)

   PART 3 - JURISDICTION OF TRIBUNALS

   499.    Definitions for pt 3
   500.    Reference to tribunals
   500A.   How to make a reference
   501.    Reference about application for compensation
   502.    Reference about worker’s capacity for work
   503.    (Repealed)
   504.    Reference about worker’s permanent impairment
   505.    Reference about worker’s permanent impairment
   506.    Reference about worker’s level of dependency
   506A.   Reference about whether serious personal injury meets chapter 4A eligibility criteria
   506B.   Reference about whether serious personal injury will continue to meet chapter 4A eligibility criteria after interim period ends
   506C.   Reference about whether particular treatment, care or support need is necessary and reasonable
   507.    Reference about review of worker’s permanent impairment
   508.    (Repealed)
   508A.   Reference for former Act
   509.    Limitation of tribunals’ jurisdiction
   510.    Power of tribunal to examine worker

   PART 4 - PROCEEDINGS FOR EXERCISE OF TRIBUNALS’ JURISDICTION

   510A.   Definitions for pt 4
   510B.   Tribunal may require insurer to give further information
   510C.   Exchange of relevant documents before tribunal
   511.    Right to appear and be heard before tribunal
   511A.   New medical information
   511B.   Record keeping by tribunal
   512.    Further reference on fresh evidence
   513.    Deferral of decisions
   514.    Tribunal may refer non-medical matters back to insurer
   515.    Finality of tribunal’s decision
   516.    Decisions of tribunal
   517.    Protection from liability

CHAPTER 12 - ENFORCEMENT

   PART 1 - AUTHORISED PERSONS AND ENFORCEMENT

           Division 1 - Power to enter

              Subdivision 1 - General powers of entry

   518.    Powers of entry
   519.    Notification of entry
   520.    Persons assisting authorised persons

              Subdivision 2 - Search warrants

   521.    Search warrants
   522.    Electronic application
   523.    Entry procedure
   524.    Copy of search warrant to be given to person with management or control of place

              Subdivision 3 - Limitation on entry powers

   525.    Places used for residential purposes

           Division 2 - Specific powers after entry

              Subdivision 1 - General

   526.    General powers
   527.    Power to require reasonable help
   528.    Offence to contravene help requirement

              Subdivision 2 - Seizure

   529.    Power to seize evidence etc.
   530.    Receipt for seized things
   531.    Access to seized thing
   532.    Return of seized thing

           Division 3 - Other powers of authorised person etc.

   532A.   Power to require name and address
   532B.   Offence to contravene personal details requirement
   532C.   Power to require information or documents from particular persons
   532D.   Keeping and inspection of particular documents

           Division 4 - Damage and compensation

   532E.   Duty to avoid inconvenience and minimise damage
   532F.   Notice of damage
   532G.   Compensation

           Division 5 - Offences in relation to authorised persons

   532H.   Offence to hinder or obstruct authorised person
   532I.   Impersonating an authorised person
   532J.   Giving authorised person false or misleading information

           Division 6 - Recovery of costs

   532K.   Costs of investigation

   PART 2 - FRAUD AND FALSE AND MISLEADING STATEMENTS

   533.    Offences involving fraud
   534.    False or misleading information or documents
   535.    Particular acts taken to be fraud
   536.    Duty to report fraud or false or misleading information or documents
   537.    Fraud and related offences end entitlement to compensation and damages

CHAPTER 13 - REVIEWS AND APPEALS

   PART 1 - INTERNAL REVIEW OF PROPOSED DECISIONS

   538.    Internal review by insurer

   PART 2 - REGULATOR’S REVIEW OF DECISIONS

   539.    Object of pt 2
   540.    Application of pt 2
   541.    Who may apply for review
   542.    Applying for review
   543.    Right of appearance
   544.    Decision-maker must give information to Regulator
   545.    Review of decision or failure to make a decision
   546.    Notice of review decision
   546A.   Matter returned to decision-maker
   547.    Reimbursement of costs of examination and report

   PART 3 - APPEALS

           Division 1 - Appeal to industrial magistrate or industrial commission

   548.    Application of div 1
   548A.   Meaning of appeal body
   549.    Who may appeal
   550.    Procedure for appeal
   551.    Appeal about amount of premium
   552.    Notice of time and place for hearing
   552A.   Conference
   552B.   Legal representation at appeal or conference
   553.    Application of Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 and Industrial Relations (Tribunals) Rules 2011
   554.    Exchanging evidence before hearing
   555.    Adjourned hearing
   556.    Additional medical evidence
   557.    Correcting defects in proceedings
   558.    Powers of appeal body
   559.    Decision of appeal body
   560.    Recovery of costs

           Division 1A - Appeal to industrial court

   560A.   Application of div 1A
   561.    Appeal to industrial court
   562.    Powers of industrial court
   563.    Costs of appeal to industrial court
   564.    Recovery of costs

           Division 1B - Provisions about particular appealed decisions under divs 1 and 1A

   565.    Decision about amount of premium
   566.    Decision about payment of compensation

           Division 2 - Appeal to court of competent jurisdiction

   567.    Application of div 2
   568.    Who may appeal
   569.    Starting appeals
   570.    Powers of court on appeal
   571.    Effect of decision of court on appeal

CHAPTER 14 - MISCELLANEOUS

   PART 1 - ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION

           Division 1 - Information and documents about pre-existing injuries and medical conditions of prospective worker

   571A.   Definitions for div 1
   571B.   Obligation to disclose pre-existing injury or medical condition
   571C.   False or misleading disclosure
   571D.   (Repealed)

           Division 2 - Other documents and information

   572.    Claimant or worker entitled to obtain certain documents
   572A.   Access to particular documents for employment purposes prohibited
   573.    Permissible disclosure of information
   574.    Information from commissioner of police service
   575.    Information use immunity
   576.    Information not actionable

   PART 1A - INFORMATION PROVISIONS FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

   576A.   Definitions for pt 1A
   576B.   Who is the principal contractor for a construction project
   576C.   Principal contractor may require relevant contractor to give document confirming insurance status
   576D.   Injury data for construction projects
   576E.   Restriction on disclosure by principal contractor of information obtained under this part

   PART 2 - AUDITS

   577.    Audit of wages and contracts

   PART 3 - PROCEEDINGS

   578.    Proceedings for offences against ch 8
   579.    Summary proceedings for offences other than against ch 8
   580.    Recovery of debts under this Act
   581.    Self-insurer recovery of debts
   582.    Powers of industrial magistrate
   583.    Evidence

   PART 4 - REGULATIONS

   584.    Regulation-making power

   PART 5 - OTHER PROVISIONS

   584A.   Reviews of workerscompensation scheme
   585.    Entitlements to compensation under contract of employment prohibited and void
   586.    Approval of forms
   586A.   Entering into an agreement for transfer of employees to assist administration of compensation scheme
   586B.   Effect of transfer of employee
   587.    Service of documents
   588.    Repeal

CHAPTER 15 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR ACT NO. 27 OF 2003

   PART 1 - INTERPRETATION

   589.    Definitions for ch 15
   590.    Other savings preserved

   PART 2 - LEGAL SUCCESSION

   591.    Continuation of WorkCover Queensland
   592.    Authority is legal successor of Q-COMP

   PART 3 - TRANSFER TO THE AUTHORITY

   593.    Transfer of general manager of Q-COMP
   594.    Transfer of staff of Q-COMP to Authority
   595.    Preserved employment conditions
   596.    Transferred persons’ superannuation on becoming public service officers

   PART 4 - INSURANCE

   597.    Merit bonuses and demerit charges
   598.    Other contracts of insurance
   599.    Previous non-policy compensation arrangement with State

   PART 5 - SELF-INSURANCE

   600.    Licences
   601.    Number of full-time workers
   602.    (Repealed)

   PART 6 - INJURIES

   603.    Injury under former Act
   604.    Ex gratia payments

   PART 7 - INJURY MANAGEMENT

   605.    Rehabilitation coordinators
   606.    Workplace rehabilitation policy and procedures

   PART 8 - MEDICAL ASSESSMENT TRIBUNALS

   607.    Continuation of tribunals

   PART 9 - OFFENCES

   608.    Offences

   PART 10 - REVIEWS AND APPEALS

   609.    Decisions by WorkCover or self-insurer

   PART 11 - MISCELLANEOUS

   610.    Claim for loss of consortium
   611.    Spouse of worker dying before 1 April 2004

CHAPTER 16 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR WORKERSCOMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION AND OTHER ACTS AMENDMENT ACT 2004

   612.    Definitions for ch 16
   613.    Workers, employers and injuries
   614.    Excess period
   615.    Employers who pay own claims
   616.    Entitlement to compensation
   617.    Decision about application for compensation
   618.    When entitlement to compensation stops
   619.    Weekly payment for total incapacity
   620.    Recovery of compensation claim costs from third party
   621.    Public hospitalisation
   622.    Damages for particular services
   623.    Review of decisions of insurer
   624.    Appeal of review decision
   625.    Appeals generally

CHAPTER 17 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISION FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND OTHER ACTS AMENDMENT ACT 2005

   626.    Compensation under contracts of employment

CHAPTER 18 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR WORKERSCOMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION AND OTHER ACTS AMENDMENT ACT 2005

   627.    Definition for ch 18
   628.    Latent onset injuries that are terminal conditions
   629.    Maximum statutory compensation
   630.    Weekly payment for total incapacity
   631.    Compensation on worker’s death
   632.    Appointment of rehabilitation and return to work coordinator
   633.    Existing rehabilitation coordinators
   634.    Workplace rehabilitation policy and procedures
   635.    Medical assessment tribunals
   636.    Application of Industrial Relations (Tribunals) Rules
   637.    Incorrect reference in s 625

CHAPTER 19 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR WORKERSCOMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION AMENDMENT ACT 2006

   638.    Definitions for ch 19
   639.    Meaning of reference
   640.    Reference to tribunal before commencement—worker scheduled to attend after commencement
   641.    Reference to tribunal before commencement—worker not yet scheduled to attend after commencement
   642.    Reference to tribunal after commencement
   643.    Existing decisions of tribunals

CHAPTER 20 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR STATUTORY BODIES LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2007

   644.    Rights and entitlements of particular employees
   645.    Application of industrial instruments
   646.    Amending Act does not affect particular powers of WorkCover
   647.    Continued application of repealed s 448

CHAPTER 21 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR WORKERSCOMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION AND OTHER ACTS AMENDMENT ACT 2007

   648.    Definition for ch 21
   649.    Decision about application for compensation
   650.    Weekly payment for total incapacity
   651.    Additional lump sum compensation for certain workers
   652.    Reduction of amount payable on death
   653.    More than 1 injury from an event
   654.    Compensation claim costs and third parties

CHAPTER 22 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISION FOR CRIMINAL CODE AND OTHER ACTS AMENDMENT ACT 2008

   655.    References in s 537 to Criminal Code offences

CHAPTER 23 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISION FOR TRANSPORT AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2008, PART 12, DIVISION 5

   656.    Validation of particular applications made by phone

CHAPTER 24 - TRANSITIONAL AND DECLARATORY PROVISIONS FOR WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2008

   657.    Worker with terminal condition—application for compensation lodged on or after 28 October 2008
   658.    Worker with terminal condition—application for compensation lodged before 28 October 2008
   659.    (Repealed)

CHAPTER 25 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2009

   660.    Definition for ch 25
   661.    Matters published in industrial gazette
   662.    (Repealed)

CHAPTER 26 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR THE WORKERSCOMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2010

   663.    Definitions for ch 26
   664.    Existing excess period insurance protected
   665.    Reinsurance
   666.    Compensation on death of worker under 21
   667.    Responsibility for worker’s rehabilitation
   668.    Provisions about conferences, offers and costs
   669.    Provisions about, civil liability and assessment of damages
   670.    (Repealed)

CHAPTER 27 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISION FOR CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JURISDICTION REFORM AND MODERNISATION AMENDMENT ACT 2010

   671.    Appeals commenced before amendment of s 548A

CHAPTER 28 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2011

   672.    Provision for QWAs
   673.    Appeal of decision under s 561

CHAPTER 29 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISION FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS (TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATIONS) AND OTHER ACTS AMENDMENT ACT 2013

   674.    Provision about workers and employers

CHAPTER 30 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR CRIMINAL LAW AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2013

   675.    Definition for ch 30
   676.    Application of s 71 to current applications by single employers
   677.    Application of s 72 to current applications by group employers

CHAPTER 31 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2013

   PART 1 - AMENDMENTS COMMENCING ON INTRODUCTION OF BILL

   678.    Injuries sustained before commencement

   PART 2 - AMENDMENTS COMMENCING ON ASSENT

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   679.    Definitions for pt 2

           Division 2 - Existing injuries

   680.    Injuries sustained before commencement

           Division 3 - Abolition of former Authority and transfer of assets etc.

   681.    Abolition of former Authority etc.
   682.    Employees of former Authority to be employed by department
   683.    Continuation of former board until 30 June 2014 for particular purposes
   684.    State is legal successor
   685.    Assets and liabilities etc. of former Authority
   686.    Proceeding not yet started against former entity
   687.    Proceeding to which former entity was a party
   688.    Records of former entity
   689.    References to former entity
   690.    Offences relating to former entity
   691.    Existing applications and requests made to former entity
   692.    Table of costs
   693.    Cost of hospitalisation
   694.    Directions of Minister
   695.    Monitoring and assessment of former Authority
   696.    Other things done or started by the former entity
   697.    Other things required to be done by or in relation to the former entity
   698.    Evidentiary provisions

           Division 4 - Other provisions

   699.    Insurer’s responsibility for worker’s rehabilitation
   700.    Disclosing pre-existing injury
   701.    Authorised persons
   702.    Requirement of authorised person under previous s 519
   703.    Requirement of authorised person under previous s 520
   704.    Existing warrants
   705.    Dealing with seized property
   706.    Protection from liability

CHAPTER 32 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2015

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   707.    Definitions for ch 32

   PART 2 - AMENDMENTS COMMENCING ON 31 JANUARY 2015

   708.    Definitions for pt 2
   709.    Injuries sustained before 31 January 2015
   710.    Application under s 132A during transitional period
   711.    Decision under s 189 not affected

   PART 3 - AMENDMENTS COMMENCING ON INTRODUCTION

   712.    Firefighter diagnosed with specified disease before commencement
   713.    Particular WorkCover contracts covering volunteers

   PART 4 - AMENDMENTS COMMENCING ON ASSENT

   714.    Review or appeal of existing decisions
   715.    Existing applications under former s 571D
   716.    Saving of former s 571D(3)

   PART 5 - AMENDMENTS COMMENCING BY PROCLAMATION

   717.    Application of s 193A

CHAPTER 33 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR WORKERSCOMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION (NATIONAL INJURY INSURANCE SCHEME) AMENDMENT ACT 2016

   718.    Definitions for chapter
   719.    Application of s 71(4)
   720.    Security under section 84
   721.    QOTE for 2016–17 financial year
   722.    No automatic variation of compensation payable for 2016–2017 financial year
   723.    Entitlement to compensation for 2016–2017 financial year
   724.    Serious personal injuries
   725.    Existing or new claims for damages
   726.    Application of new ss 578 and 579 to existing offences

CHAPTER 34 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR WORKERSCOMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION (COAL WORKERS’ PNEUMOCONIOSIS) AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2017

   727.    Application of ch 3, pt 3, div 5
   728.    Application of ch 3, pt 10, div 5
   729.    Working out worker’s pneumoconiosis score before commencement
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