|Venue:||Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street, Darwin|
|Cost:||$99.00 incl GST|
|Level:||Suitable for all legal practioners|
The Return to Work Act 1986 (NT) is one of the most important pieces of social and work legislation in the Territory, if not the most glamourous. The NT was the first place in the Commonwealth to rule out common law claims for work injuries.
The ‘trade off’ was an enviable legislative response to work health and safety law in Australia, including providing for a dedicated ‘Work Health Court‘.
Since 1986 however, workers compensation legislation in the NT has sustained significant tinkering with its initial model. And it has been about five years since the last major review, which substantially ate into the initial benefits of the ‘trade off’.
Michael will endeavour to run through and explain the major principles and problems now faced by practitioners in this jurisdiction, including non-resident claimants, FIFO workers, mediation and settlement of claims.
Michael will also explore, via an overview approach, whether the amendments over the last 33 years or so have ‘solved’ any of the difficulties, perceived or otherwise, with the NT workers compensation scheme from a claimant’s practitioner’s perspective.
Presenter: Michale Grove, Managing Partner, Ward Keller, Darwin
Michael is the managing partner of Ward Keller. He has worked as a legal practitioner in Darwin for about 20 years in dispute resolution, including in workers compensation and employment. In workers compensation matters he acts for workers and claimants.
Earn 1 CPD point in Substantive Law (SL)