WorkCover Board reviewers appointed

Elise Archer,Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs

Former Coroner Rod Chandler and workers rehabilitation and compensation policy expert Liz Gillam have been appointed to undertake an independent statutory review of the WorkCover Tasmania Board.

Both Ms Gillam and Mr Chandler have extensive knowledge and experience, and will consider the Board’s structure and function in light of amendments to the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 that made the Board skills-based rather than representative.

Ms Gillam is a former State Servant with extensive governance experience who worked on the development of workers rehabilitation and compensation legislation and also served as Chair of the Tasmanian Electoral Commission for seven years.

Mr Chandler was a Coroner in Tasmania from 2010 to 2016 and has also served as a part-time Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Commissioner.

The review will include targeted consultation with stakeholders and is required under section 164D of the Act.

Members of the public can make a submission via the Department of Justice Community Consultations website at https://www.justice.tas.gov.au/community-consultation.

The terms of reference for the review can be downloaded from the WorkSafe Tasmania website at https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/

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