Annotated Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988: Ninth Edition, 10th Edition (Paperback) book cover

Annotated Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

Ninth Edition, 10th Edition

By Peter Sutherland, John Oman Ballard, Allan Anforth

Federation Press

950 pages

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The 10th edition of this well known reference book provides the full text of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act as at 1 April 2014, together with comprehensive annotations, organised on a section-by-section basis, covering all significant decisions of the High Court, the Federal Court and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on the Act.

The book has up-to-date discussion of recent litigation concerning the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act, including "reasonable administrative action taken in a reasonable manner", liability for injuries in the course of employment (Comcare v PVYW [2013] HCA 41), and construction of the approved Guide. It also includes a list of all legislative instruments published in the Gazette or entered in the Register of Legislative Instruments, and consideration of military compensation arrangements under the Act where the date of injury was before 1 July 2004.

Canberra barrister Allan Anforth has contributed an expanded Practitioner’s Guide aimed at claimants under the Act and their advocates.

Table of Contents

Introduction Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

Table of Provisions

Part I Preliminary

Part II Compensation

Part III Rehabilitation

Part IV Liabilities Arising Apart From This Act

Part V Claims For Compensation

Part VI Reconsideration and Review of Determinations

Part VII Administration and Finance

Part VIII Licences to Enable Commonwealth Authorities and Certain Corporations to Accept Liabillity for, and/or Manage, Claims

Part IX Miscellaneous

Part X Transitional Provisions

Part XI Operation of This Act in Relation to Certain Defence-Related Injuries and Deaths etc.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2002 Practitioner's Guide Appendices

About the Authors

Peter Sutherland is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU College of Law and a solicitor and Director of SoftLaw Community Projects in Canberra. He is the editor of the book series Social Security and Family Assistance Law (with Allan Anforth - now out of print), Annotated Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and co-author of Veterans' Entitlements Law (with Robin Creyke).

John Ballard was the statutory member of the Compensation Tribunal between 1975 and 1981, and was appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as a Senior Member when that Tribunal took over responsibility for Commonwealth compensation matters. He is a Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple and a Barrister and Solicitor in Victoria and the ACT. He also served in the Commonwealth Public Service, including a period as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior.

Allan Anforth is a barrister at the ACT Bar who practises nationally in federal administrative law, employment law, human rights and welfare law generally.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology