Does Comcare allow the Commonwealth to discriminate with impunity?

By John Wilson
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:37pm, first published October 1 2017 - 6:28pm

Before the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (the "Comcare Act") commenced, if a federal public servant was injured at work, they could either file a general workers' compensation claim or sue the Commonwealth in negligence. To succeed with the latter, the employee needed to establish fault on the part of the Australian Public Service, which made proceedings invariably costly and inefficient.

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