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Thursday, 17 November 1983
Page: 2935

Question No. 357


Mr Ronald Edwards asked the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, 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 Holding —The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The table below sets out an analysis of claims for compensation resulting from repetitive strain injuries for the years 1978 to 1983, by State:

ANALYSIS OF CLAIMS

No. No. accepted/ Sex of Year

of claims rejected claimant Type of duties performed

NEW SOUTH WALES

1978

nil 1979

1 1 accepted F Typing/Keyboard

1980

1 1 accepted F Typing/Keyboard

1981

2 2 accepted F Typing/Keyboard

F Computer Operating

1982

4 4 accepted F Typing/Keyboard

F Typing/Keyboard

F Typing/Keyboard

F Computer Operating

1983

2 2 accepted F Typing/Keyboard

F Typing/Keyboard

VICTORIA

1978

nil 1979

1 1 accepted F Loading/Unloading of dishwasher

1980

nil 1981

2 2 accepted F Typing/Keyboard

F Lifting files and writing

1982

6 6 accepted F Loading food trays

F Typing/Keyboard

F Lifting of files

F Accounting machinist

F Typing/Keyboard

F Typing/Shorthand

1983

6 6 accepted F Typing/Keyboard

F Typing/Keyboard

F Accounting Machinist

M Shaping prostheses

F Typing/Keyboard

F Typing/Keyboard

QUEENSLAND

1978

nil 1979

1 1 accepted F Date entry/Keyboard

1980

4 4 accepted F Accounting machinist

F Lifting files

F Typing

F Repeated stamping

1981

3 3 accepted F Moving files

F Moving files

F Typing/Keyboard

1982

6 6 accepted F Typing/Keyboard

F Index machining

F Lifting files

F Lifting files

F Pushing trolley

F Typing/Keyboard

1983

nil

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

1978 to

1981

nil 1982

1 1 accepted M Report writing

1983

2 1 accepted F Typing/Keyboard

1

1 not determined as yet F Folding of laundry items

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

1978

nil 1979

2 2 accepted F Lifting and carrying boxes of files

M Cooking and preparation of food

1980

3 3 accepted F Checking chemist accounts

F Filing

F Cleaning and washing

1981

nil 1982

1 1 accepted F Lifting patients

1983

2 2 accepted F Keyboard-data entry

F Typing/Keyboard

TASMANIA

Nil claims lodged for the years 1978-1983

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Nil claims lodged for the years 1978-1983