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Thursday, 1 December 1983
Page: 3233

Question No. 345


Mr Ronald Edwards asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, 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 Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

A total of 22 claims have been made on my Department and the statutory authorities within my portfolio since 1978. An analysis of these claims is shown below:

1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 Total

Number of Claims 1 2 2 3 5 9 22 Number Accepted 1 2 1 3 4 4 15 Number not Accepted . . . . 1 . . 1 5 7 Male . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 Female 1 2 2 3 4 9 21

Type of Work-

Keyboard 1 1 1 2 3 9 17 Repetitive Writing . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 Repetitive Sorting . . . . . . 1 1 . . 2 Card Checking . . . . 1 . . . . . . 1 Tea Attendant . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1