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Act No. 123 of 1968 as made
An Act to increase the Amounts of Weekly Payments of Compensation payable to, and in respect of, Employees of the Commonwealth.
Date of Assent 03 Dec 1968
Date of repeal 01 Sep 1971
Repealed by Compensation (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1971

Commonwealth Employees’ Compensation

No. 123 of 1968

An Act to increase the Amounts of Weekly Payments of Compensation payable to, and in respect of, Employees of the Commonwealth.

[Assented to 3 December 1968]

BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.)     This Act may be cited as the Commonwealth Employees’ Compensation Act 1968.

(2.)  The Commonwealth’ Employees’ Compensation Act 1930–1967 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.


 

(3.)  The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Commonwealth Employees’ Compensation Act 1930–1968.

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

First Schedule.

3.  The First Schedule to the Principal Act is amended as set out in the following table:—

Provision amended

Omit—

Insert—

Paragraph (1.) (b)........

Twenty-five dollars thirty-five cents

Twenty-eight dollars cents fifteen

Paragraph (1.) (b) (i)...

Six dollars

Six dollars eighty cents

Paragraph (1.) (b) (ii)..

Two dollars forty-five cents

Two dollars fifty cents

Paragraph (1.) (c) (i)...

Twenty-five dollars thirty-five cents

Twenty-eight dollars fifteen cents

Paragraph (1a.) (b) (iii)...................................

Nineteen dollars

Twenty-one dollars ten cents

 

Twenty-five dollars thirty-five cents

Twenty-eight dollars fifteen cents

Adjustment of weekly payments under prior Acts.

4.—(1)      Where, immediately before the date of commencement of this Act, a person was receiving weekly payments under the Commonwealth Workmen’s Compensation Act 1912 or was receiving, or was entitled to receive, weekly payments in accordance with the First Schedule to the Principal Act, he is, from and including that date, entitled to receive weekly payments in accordance with the Principal Act as amended by this Act.

(2.)  Where, before the date of commencement of this Act, an employee sustained an injury or contracted a disease in respect of which weekly payments in accordance with the First Schedule to the Principal Act would have been payable immediately before that date but for the fact that he was not then incapacitated for work, and on or after that date he becomes incapacitated for work as a result of the injury or disease, weekly payments in respect of that incapacity shall be in accordance with the Principal Act as amended by this Act.

(3.)  Where, on or after the date of commencement of this Act, death results from an injury or a disease that was sustained or contracted before that date and in respect of which compensation was payable under the Principal Act, compensation shall be paid in respect of that death in accordance with the Principal Act as amended by this Act.