Consultation paper: Seeking proposals for additions to the list of occupational diseases under the Accident Compensation Act 2001
This is the web version of the consultation paper: Seeking proposals for additions to the list of occupational diseases under the Accident Compensation Act 2001
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How to have your say
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) seeks written submissions on the issue raised in this document by 5pm on 17 May 2023.
A submission may range from a short letter on one disease to a detailed response covering a range of diseases. Where possible, please include evidence to support your views, for example references to peer-reviewed studies, facts and figures, or relevant examples.
Use of information
The information provided in submissions will be used to inform MBIE’s policy development process, and will inform advice to Ministers on making additions or changes to the list of occupational diseases in Schedule 2 under the Accident Compensation Act 2001. We may contact submitters directly if we require clarification of any matters in submissions.
Making a submission will not, in itself, preclude an individual from being part of the group of medical experts who will provide a report with recommendations of additions to Schedule 2. As with all procurement processes, conflict of interest issues will be appropriately managed.
Release of information
MBIE intends to upload PDF copies of submissions received to this website. MBIE will consider you to have consented to uploading by making a submission, unless you clearly specify otherwise in your submission.
If your submission contains any information that is confidential or you otherwise wish us not to publish, please:
- indicate this on the front of the submission, with any confidential information clearly marked within the text
- provide a separate version excluding the relevant information for publication on our website.
Submissions remain subject to requests under the Official Information Act 1982. Please set out clearly in the cover letter or email accompanying your submission if you have any objection to the release of any information in the submission, and in particular, which parts you consider should be withheld, together with the reasons for withholding the information. MBIE will take such objections into account and will consult with submitters when responding to requests under the Official Information Act 1982.
The Privacy Act 2020 establishes certain principles with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of information about individuals by various agencies, including MBIE. Any personal information you supply to MBIE in the course of making a submission will only be used for the purpose of assisting in the development of policy advice in relation to this review. Please clearly indicate in the cover letter or email accompanying your submission if you do not wish your name, or any other personal information, to be included in any summary of submissions that MBIE may publish.
In this section
This section describes the background on WRGPDI injuries and why they are covered under the AC Scheme.
This section describes the developments in occupational disease recognition and research since Schedule 2 was last updated in 2008.
Once the consultation has closed at 5pm on 17 May 2023, we will use the suggestions submitted, alongside the ILO’s List and Safe Work Australia’s Revised Deemed Diseases List, and any others identified, to inform proposals for additions to the list of occupational diseases.