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Timeframes to be imposed for making decisions under SRC Act from April 2024

Monday 12 February 2024

On 13 December 2023, the Australian Government announced an amendment to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2019 through the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Period for Decision-making) Regulations 2023 (the Regulations).

The Regulations will commence on 1 April 2024 and apply to Comcare and all self-insurer licensees under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the SRC Act).

In this article, Sparke Helmore highlight the timeframes for determining authorities to determine certain claims for compensation under the SRC Act and what it could mean if prescribed timeframes are not met under the Regulations.