Presumptive legislation for firefighters


The Government will introduce amendments to workers compensation legislation to reverse the onus of proof for NSW firefighters who are diagnosed with one of 12 prescribed cancers and meet the applicable minimum employment periods.

Anyone who is diagnosed from today onwards will be entitled to the presumption, subject to the passing of this legislation.

Known as presumptive legislation, similar provisions have been introduced in most other states and territories and the Commonwealth over the past seven years.

(See more in attached document).

Contact Name: Alexandra Power

Contact Phone: 0447 211 652