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Tuesday, 20 September 1983
Page: 1039

Question No. 339


Mr Ronald Edwards asked the Minister for Trade, upon notice, on 23 August 1983.

Is the Minister able to provide an analysis of claims for compensation resulting from repetitive strain injury in the Minister's Department for each of the years 1978 to 1983.


Mr Lionel Bowen —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

There were no claims for compensation resulting from repetitive strain injury lodged in my Department during the years 1978 to 1981 inclusive. The following analysis is provided for 1982 and 1983 to date:

(a) Number of claims: 1982, 1; 1983, 2.

(b) Number of claims settled: 1982, 1; 1983, 1. Number of claims outstanding: 1982, nil; 1983, 1.

(c) Sex of claimant: All female.

(d) Type of work performed resulting in repetitive strain injury: 1982, one on typing duties; 1983, one on typing duties and one on clerical duties.