Annotated Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

Annotated Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

11th edition

By Peter Sutherland, John Oman Ballard and Allan Anforth


The 11th edition of this well known reference book provides the full text of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA) current as at 1 April 2018 and annotations of Court and Tribunal decisions to 1 March 2018.

The book contains an up-to-date discussion of recent litigation concerning the SRCA, including "injury" and "disease", "reasonable administrative action taken in a reasonable manner", liability for injuries "arising out of, or in the course of" employment, and construction of the approved Guide. It includes a list of all legislative instruments made under the Act, including those regulating the coverage of licensees under the Scheme.

The 11th edition also includes a comprehensive consideration of military compensation under the SRCA, including the 1994 Military Compensation Scheme and the new DRCA Scheme, which commenced on 12 October 2017 pursuant to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988. The 11th edition will be fully relevant to military compensation by inclusion of previous historical material and Commentary on elements of the DRCA which were omitted from the SRCA on 12 October 2017.

Canberra barrister, Allan Anforth, will contribute an updated Practitioner's Guide aimed at claimants and their representatives.


Published 24 May 2018
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781760021726
Australian RRP $155.00
International Price $145.00