22nd March 2019
The Tasmanian government has introduced a bill aiming to make it easier for emergency workers to access post-traumatic stress disorder compensation.
Emergency workers in Tasmania will have better access to post-traumatic stress disorder compensation under legislation put forward by the state government.
The bill, tabled in state government on Wednesday, reverses the onus of proof in PTSD compensation claims and assumes workers have suffered the injury while on the job.
“This legislation acknowledges the incredibly difficult situations that many of our emergency responders … face in the line of work,” Minister for Building and Construction Sarah Courtney said.