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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 6 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 2797..


WorkCover

(Question No 1514)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 5 May 2004:

(1) What was the odometer reading of the "WorkCover@Work"vehicle (a) when it was first put into service and (b) after its first year;

(2) What is the current reading;

(3) What is the cost of parking the vehicle in the London Circuit carpark;

(4) Is the vehicle still being used; if not, why not.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) The odometer reading at acquisition was 678km.

(b) After its first year (26 April 2003) the reading was 9,965km.

(2) The current reading is 21,034 (17 May 2004).

(3) The cost of parking in the London Circuit carpark is $115 per month.

(4) The vehicle is currently used by ACT WorkCover to conduct on-site investigations and interviews. It has also been used for other compliance activities, such as amusement ride inspections at the Canberra Show and Unions ACT Picnic Day.

Workers compensation

(Question No 1515)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 5 May 2004:

(1) In relation to the Worker's Compensation Supplementation Fund, what is the cost to the A.C.T. for the services of the Supervising Insurer since the collapse of HIH in 2001;

(2) What are the respective roles of the Supervising Insurer and A.C.T. WorkCover in resolving HIH claims.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Supervising Insurer (NRMA) has received no payment from the ACT for the provision of its services as Supervising Insurer.

(2) The Workers Compensation Supplementation Fund Act 1980 (the Act) provides that where the Workers Compensation Supplementation Fund Manager receives a claim against the fund, the Fund Manager shall appoint an approved insurer to be the supervising insurer in relation to the claim.

The roles, functions and responsibilities of the Fund Manager and the Supervising Insurer are contained in the Act.


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