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Proposal to extend workers’ compensation coverage to gig economy, taxi and limousine industry

Proposed changes to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003

This Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) is part of the Queensland Government’s investigation into a possible extension of workers’ compensation coverage to certain gig economy workers (for example ‘work on demand’ including ride share driving and food delivery). Extension is also being considered for bailee taxis and limousines drivers.

You are invited to have your say about this proposal and the Government will have regard to issues raised in written submissions responding to this RIS.

Open submissions can be provided or you can address the focus questions provided in the RIS in relation to the respective options proposed for certain gig workers or to bailee taxi and limousine drivers.

For more information visit the Worksafe website.

Written submissions

Written submissions to this Consultation RIS can be lodged via:

Email: wcpolicy@oir.qld.gov.au
Post:   Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Consultation
             Office of Industrial Relations
             GPO Box 69
             BRISBANE  QLD  4001

Written submissions must be received by Friday 5 July 2019.

Submissions will be published unless provided in confidence. Material provided in confidence should be clearly marked ‘IN CONFIDENCE’.

Any questions about this consultation process can be submitted via the above email address or by contacting the Office of Industrial Relations on 07 3406 9909.

For interpretation and translation assistance, visit qld.gov.au/contact-us.

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Submit your response now. Closes 5 July 2019, 05.50pm.

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Last updated
 7 June 2019

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