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Jurisdictional Policy Advices (JPAs)

Comcare issues JPAs to our stakeholders on scheme significant matters to achieve equity of outcomes in claims management between all determining authorities under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act).

Updates for statutory rates were the subject of JPAs until July 2015. Since then JPAs have not been issued. The updates continue to be posted on the Statutory Rates page on the Comcare website. Determining authorities in the Comcare scheme are notified by email when the rates change. Comcare may also issue non-routine JPAs after Full Federal Court/High Court decisions are handed down and other significant changes to policy that needs to be communicated to the jurisdiction.

Comcare may revoke a JPA where scheme policy and practice changes. The revoked JPAs will however remain available on the website as they remain applicable to claims management during the time they were in force.

JPAs are numbered consecutively by year of publication. You may view Comcare’s complete list of JPAs by year released or by category. You may also use the search function on this page to find a JPA by topic, number or legislative provision.

Category

The JPAs have been grouped by subject matter and can be viewed by selecting the category from the drop down menu below:

  • JPA 2014/13 -
  • JPA 2014/12 -
  • JPA 2014/11 - The meaning of medical treatment—‘curative apparatus’
  • JPA 2014/10 - The meaning of medical treatment—‘curative apparatus’
  • JPA 2014/09 - Notice of the rate applicable to ‘weekly interest on the lump sum’— subsection 21(5) effective from 1 July 2014
  • JPA 2014/08 - July 2014 Superannuation Pension update—sections 20 and 21A
  • JPA 2014/07 - Indexation of benefits under section 13 and section 13AA
  • JPA 2014/06 - Indexation of Normal Weekly Earning under subsections 8(9B) and 8(9F)
  • JPA 2014/05 - This policy provides guidance in determining apportionment of death lump sum compensation where there are two or more dependants.
  • JPA 2014/04 - This policy provides guidance in determining apportionment of death lump sum compensation where there are two or more dependants.
  • JPA 2014/03 - This policy provides the statutory interpretation of the meaning and effect of the suspension of compensation rights where an employee refused or fails to comply with a rehabilitation requirement without reasonable excuse.
  • JPA 2014/02 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)—effective from 20 February 2014
  • JPA 2014/01 - Injury arising in the course of employment, during an interval or interlude within an overall period or episode of work
  • JPA 2013/10 - December 2013 Superannuation pension update under section 20 and section 21A
  • JPA 2013/09 - Redemption on request by former employee—Life Tables 2010–2012
  • JPA 2013/08 - This policy informs determining authorities that the Minister has declared Afghanistan and Iraq to be places for the purpose of continuous workers’ compensation coverage cover under paragraph 6(1)(h) of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.
  • JPA 2013/07 - Federal Court determination in Guppy v Australian Postal Corporation – Implications for assessing an arthroplasty procedure of an upper limb joint
  • JPA 2013/06 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5) for the May 2013 reference period.
  • JPA 2013/05 - Notice of the rate applicable to ‘weekly interest on the lump sum’—subsection 21(5)
  • JPA 2013/04 - July 2013 Superannuation pension update under section 20 and section 21A
  • JPA 2013/03 - Indexation of benefits under section 13 and section 13AA
  • JPA 2013/02 - Indexation of Normal Weekly Earnings under subsections 8(9B) and 8(9F)
  • JPA 2013/01 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5) for the November 2012 reference period.
  • JPA 2012/15 - December 2012 Superannuation pension update under section 20 and section 21A.
  • JPA 2012/14 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5) for May Quarter 2012.
  • JPA 2012/13 - Notice of the rate applicable to ‘weekly interest on the lump sum’— subsection 21(5) effective from 1 July 2012
  • JPA 2012/12 - Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2012
  • JPA 2012/11 - July 2012 Superannuation pension update under section 20 and section 21A
  • JPA 2012/10 - Indexation of benefits under section 13 and section 13AA
  • JPA 2012/09 - Indexation of Normal Weekly Earnings under subsections 8(9B) and 8(9F)
  • JPA 2012/08 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2012/07 - Incapacity compensation - Meaning of 'normal weekly hours' subsection 19(3) Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 Comcare v Heffernan
  • JPA 2012/06 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5) - effective form 23 February 2012
  • JPA 2012/05 - Funding for late onset diseases
  • JPA 2012/04 - Suspension provisions–medical expenses
  • JPA 2012/03 - Time periods for the determination of new compensation claims and reconsiderations
  • JPA 2012/02 - Amendments to section 6 of the SRC Act
  • JPA 2012/01 - Additional provisions to section 7 of the SRC Act
  • JPA 2011/13 - December 2011 superannuation pension update—sections 20 and 21A
  • JPA 2011/12 - Redemption on request by former employee-Life Tables 2008-10
  • JPA 2011/11 - New Guide to the Assessment of the Degree of Permanent Impairment - Edition 2.1
  • JPA 2011/10 - Full Federal Court decision in Comcare v Broadhurst—implications for assessing the degree of permanent impairment
  • JPA 2011/09 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5) - effective from 17 November 2011
  • JPA 2011/08 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2011/07 - Notice of the rate applicable to ‘weekly interest on the lump sum’ - subsection 21(5)
  • JPA 2011/06 - July 2011 superannuation pension update—sections 20 and 21A
  • JPA 2011/05 - Indexation of benefits under section 13 and section 13AA
  • JPA 2011/04 - Indexation of Normal Weekly Earnings under subsections 8(9B) and 8(9F)
  • JPA 2011/03 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2011/02 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2011/01 - December 2010 superannuation pension update-section 20 and 21A
  • JPA 2010/10 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2010/09 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2010/08 - June 2010 superannuation pension update - sections 20 and 21A
  • JPA 2010/07 - Notice of the rate applicable to 'weekly interest on the lump sum' - subsection 21(5)
  • JPA 2010/06 - Indexation of normal weekly earnings under subsections 8(9B) and 8(9F)
  • JPA 2010/05 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2010/04 - Redemption on request by former employee - Life Tables 2006-2008
  • JPA 2010/03 - Indexation of benefits under section 13 and section 13AA
  • JPA 2010/02 - High Court decision in Fellowes v MRCC - implications for determining permanent impairment
  • JPA 2010/01 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2009/16 - Superannuation pensions – sections 20 and 21A
  • JPA 2009/15 - Superannuation pensions – sections 20 and 21A - Revoked and replaced by 2009/16
  • JPA 2009/14 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2009/13 - Considerations required before reducing Normal Weekly Earnings under subsection 8(10)
  • JPA 2009/12 - Contribution test and exclusionary factors to be applied to the injury (section 5A) and disease (section 5B) provisions
  • JPA 2009/11 - Awotefa update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2009/10 - Superannuation pensions – sections 20 and 21A
  • JPA 2009/09 - Notice of the rate applicable to “weekly interest on the lump sum” – subsection 21(5)
  • JPA 2009/08a - Indexation of benefits under section 13 and insertion of section 13AA prescribing the Wage Price Index for section 17
  • JPA 2009/08 - Indexation of benefits under section 13 and insertion of section 13AA prescribing the Wage Price Index for section 17 - Revoked and replaced by 2009/8a
  • JPA 2009/07 - Increase to death benefits
  • JPA 2009/06 - Same-sex relationships
  • JPA 2009/05 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2009/04 - Indexation of Normal Weekly Earnings under subsection 8(9F)
  • JPA 2009/03 - Indexation of Normal Weekly Earnings under subsection 8(9B)
  • JPA 2009/02 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2009/01 - Indexation of benefits under section 13
  • JPA 2008/12 - Superannuation pensions - December 2008 update
  • JPA 2008/11 - Redemption on request by former employee - Life tables 2005-07
  • JPA 2008/10 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2008/09 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2008/08 - The provision of rehabilitation assistance for severly incapacitated employees to facilitate social, recreational, community or disability related activities.
  • JPA 2008/07 - Prescribed Indextion of Normal Weekly Earnings under subsection 8(9F)
  • JPA 2008/06 - Review of kilometre rate under sub-section 16(6)
  • JPA 2008/05 - Notice of the rate effective 1 July 2008 applicable to 'weekly interest on the lump sum' under sub-section 21(5)
  • JPA 2008/04 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2008/03 - Indexation of benefits under section 13
  • JPA 2008/02 - Indexation of Normal Weekly Earnings for ex-employees under sub-section 8(9B)
  • JPA 2008/01 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2007/17 - Redemption on request by former employee - Life Tables 2004-2006
  • JPA 2007/16 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2007/15 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2007/14 - Indexation of funeral benefits under Section 13
  • JPA 2007/13 - Notice of transitional rate and the rate from 1 July 2007 applicable to 'weekly interest on the lump sum' - new sub section 21(5)
  • JPA 2007/12 - Amendments to the Act that affect the way post retirement weekly payments are calculated
  • JPA 2007/11 - Legislative amendments that increase the maximum lump sum amount of compensation for funeral expenses
  • JPA 2007/10 - Amendments to section 8 of the Act that provide for the Normail Weekly Earnings of a current employee to be increased by a prescribed index
  • JPA 2007/09 - Amendments to the definition of 'suitable employment'
  • JPA 2007/08 - Amendments to section 6: travel and recess provisions of the Act
  • JPA 2007/07 - Amendments to 'injury' and 'disease' provisions of the Act
  • JPA 2007/06 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2007/05 - Canute Decision - implications for consequential injuries
  • JPA 2007/04 - Sahu Khan Decision - effect on the definition of disease
  • JPA 2007/03 - Indexation of benefits under section 13
  • JPA 2007/02 - Indexation of Normal Weekly Earnings for ex-employees under sub-section 8(9B)
  • JPA 2007/01 - AWOTEFA update under subsection 19(5)
  • JPA 2006/14 - Application of section 48 of the SRC Act to damages awarded under state jurisdictions
  • JPA 2006/13 - Meaning of 'required' and 'regular' overtime when calculating Normal weekly Earnings - Section 8
  • JPA 2006/12 -
  • JPA 2006/11 - Superannuation Pensions update
  • JPA 2006/10 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2006/09 - Meaning of 'contributed to in a material degree' in the definition of 'disease' in the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
  • JPA 2006/08 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2006/07 - Superannuation Pensions update
  • JPA 2006/06 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2006/05 - Indexation of Normail Weekly Earnings under sub-section 8(9B)
  • JPA 2006/04 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2006/03 - Exclusionary Provisions – “Hart” for initial liability and reconsiderations after 11 March 2005
  • JPA 2006/02 - Indexation of benefits under section 13
  • JPA 2006/01 - Date for calculation of Death Benefits and Funeral Benefits
  • JPA 2005/15 - Superannuation pensions update
  • JPA 2005/14 -
  • JPA 2005/13 -
  • JPA 2005/12 - Life tables 2002-2004
  • JPA 2005/11 - AWOTEFA Update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2005/10 - New guide to the assessment of the degree of permanent impairment (second edition)
  • JPA 2005/09 - AWOTEFA Update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2005/08 - AWOTEFA Update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2005/07 - Superannuation Pensions update
  • JPA 2005/06 - Determinations to cease benefits – impact of “Oudyn” and other recent decisions
  • JPA 2005/05 -
  • JPA 2005/04 - Indexation of benefits sub-section 8(9B)
  • JPA 2005/03 - AWOTEFA Update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2005/02 - Suspension of Compensation under Sub-sections 36(4) and 37(7)
  • JPA 2005/01 - Indexation of benefits under section 13
  • JPA 2004/10 - Superannuation Pensions update
  • JPA 2004/09 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2004/08 -
  • JPA 2004/07 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2004/06 - Superannuation Pensions update
  • JPA 2004/05 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2004/04 -
  • JPA 2004/03 - Indexation of NWE - Update under sub-section 8(9B)
  • JPA 2004/02 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2004/01 - Indexation of benefits under section 13
  • JPA 2003/12 - Super pensions update
  • JPA 2003/11 - AWOTEFA Update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2003/10 - AWOTEFA Update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2003/09 -
  • JPA 2003/08 - Interest rate to apply to late compensation payments for injuries resulting in permanent impairment 26(3)
  • JPA 2003/07 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2003/06 - Superannuation pensions June 2003 update
  • JPA 2003/05 - Indexation of NWE - Update under sub-section 8(9B)
  • JPA 2003/04 - AWOTEFA Update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2003/03 - Avoiding potential conflict of interest in the provision of occupational rehabilitation services
  • JPA 2003/02 - Normal Weekly Earnings in a Changed Remuneration Environment
  • JPA 2003/01 - Indexation of NWE - Indexation of Benefits under section 13
  • JPA 2002/12 - Superannuation pensions - January 2003 update
  • JPA 2002/11 - Superannuation pensions - January 2003 update
  • JPA 2002/10 - AWOTEFA Update under sub section 19(5)
  • JPA 2002/09 - AWOTEFA Update under sub section 19(5)
  • JPA 2002/08 - AWOTEFA Update under sub section 19(5)
  • JPA 2002/07 - Superannuation pensions - June 2002 update
  • JPA 2002/06 - Indexation of NWE - Update under sub-section 8(9B)
  • JPA 2002/05 - Indexation of normal weekly earnings for ex-employees
  • JPA 2002/04 - Claims Management Privacy Advice
  • JPA 2002/03 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2002/02 - Indexation of Benefits under section 13
  • JPA 2002/01 - Review of Kilometre Rate under sub-section 16(6)
  • JPA 2001/19 - Superannuation pensions -January 2002 update
  • JPA 2001/18 - Incapacity payments to employees receiving superannuation benefits
  • JPA 2001/17 - AWOTEFA update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2001/16 - Normal Weekly Earnings in a Changed Remuneration Environment
  • JPA 2001/15 - Amendment to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 Income to be Taken into Account in Determining Amount of Compensation
  • JPA 2001/14 - Amendment to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 Definition of "Week" for the Purposes of sub-section19(2)
  • JPA 2001/13 - Amendment to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 Claims for non-economic loss in respect of permanent impairments which occurred before 1 December 1988
  • JPA 2001/12 - Amendment to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 Normal Weekly Earnings for Former Employees
  • JPA 2001/11 - Amendment to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 Compensation payable for hearing loss under section 24
  • JPA 2001/10 - Amendment to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 Common law remedies for dependants of deceased employees
  • JPA 2001/09 - Amendment to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 Incapacity payments to employees aged over 63
  • JPA 2001/08 - AWOTEFA Update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2001/07 - Review of Kilometre Rate under sub-section 16(6)
  • JPA 2001/06 - AWOTEFA Update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2001/05 - Superannuation Pensions - July 2001 Update
  • JPA 2001/04 - Claims for non-economic loss in respect to permanent impairment which occurred before 1 December 1988
  • JPA 2001/03 - Rate per kilometre under sub-section 16(6) - Update
  • JPA 2001/02 - AWOTEFA Update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2001/01 - Indexation of Benefits under Section 13
  • JPA 2000/14 - Definition of Injury and Disease
  • JPA 2000/13 - AWOTEFA Update under sub-section 19(5)
  • JPA 2000/12 - Review of Kilometre Rate under sub-section 16(6)
  • JPA 2000/11 - Incapacity Payments to Employees in Receipt of Superannuation Benefits
  • JPA 2000/10 - AWOTEFA Update under s19(5)
  • JPA 2000/09 - Superannuation Pensions - July 2000 Update
  • JPA 2000/08 - Application of the GST to payment rates set by the SRC Act
  • JPA 2000/07 - Superannuation Act 1976 - July 2000 Update
  • JPA 2000/06 - AWOTEFA Update under s19(5)
  • JPA 2000/05 - Use of Fitness for Duty Provisions
  • JPA 2000/04 - AWOTEFA Update under s19(5) effective 2 March 2000
  • JPA 2000/03 - Indexation of Benefits under s13
  • JPA 2000/02 - Time off after 45 weeks (s 19(3))
  • JPA 2000/01 - Incapacity Payments to Employees in Receipt of Superannuation Benefits
  • JPA 1999/03 - Extent of Power of the AAT when reviewing decisions made by Determining Authorities
  • JPA 1999/02 - Incapacity payments to employees aged over 65
  • JPA 1999/01 - Definition of Injury and Disease

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Page last updated: 21 Mar 2016