From 1 January 2018, a number of amendments to the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Tas) (the Act) came into effect. Of particular interest, weekly payments were extended until ‘pension age’ as defined in the Social Securities Act 1991 (Cth). This change brings Tasmania in line with workers’ compensation legislation in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, the ACT and the Northern Territory. Below is a comparative table across all jurisdictions in Australia comparing the age for cessation of weekly payments.

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