Administration of the scheme
The Tasmanian asbestos compensation scheme is administered by the Asbestos Compensation Commissioner. The Commissioner’s function is to administer the Asbestos Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011 (the Act).
The Commissioner can decide all matters regarding a claim for compensation including whether compensation should be awarded.
Under the Act, the Commissioner is also required to:
- manage and administer the investments under the Asbestos Compensation Fund; and
- advise the Minister on issues relating to the Act
Asbestos Compensation Commissioner Annual Report 2011-12 (PDF, 40 Pages, 2MB)