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    Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Lifetime care and support for injured workers

    Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Thursday, September 01, 2016

    Lifetime care and support for injured workers

    The Palaszczuk Government has passed legislation to provide lifetime treatment, care and support to workers catastrophically injured in the workplace.

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the new Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Bill 2016, passed overnight, was an important social reform.

    “Queenslanders who suffer catastrophic injuries at work will now get the lifetime treatment they need, regardless of fault,” she said.

    “The Bill implements the NIIS for workplace accidents by providing a statutory entitlement to treatment, care and support payments.

    “This will enable our most vulnerable to go about their daily activities and participate in the community.

    “We’re delivering care and support to those who need it most, because that’s the right thing to do.”

    The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Bill 2016, amends the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.

    Media Contact: Martin Philip 0427 919 548