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Parliamentary Injury Compensation Scheme

Overarching Obligations

The Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 imposes overarching obligations.
The dominant purpose and value for money tests and specified conditions must be met. See s25, 26, 27, 28.

Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 Parliamentarians are covered for injuries or diseases suffered or aggravated in connection with the conduct of parliamentary business or other circumstances provided by the scheme. Cover extends to compensation or other benefits in relation to loss of or damage to an artificial limb or medical, surgical or similar aid or appliance, and to the provision of services, facilities or equipment to eliminate or minimise risks to health or safety.

The spouse of the Prime Minister is also covered in connection with official activities.


The Parliamentary injury compensation scheme is, as much as possible, equivalent to the compensation arrangements available to Commonwealth employees under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

The Comcare website provides:

  • information about the Scheme, including what to do if you suffer an injury or disease, or aggravate a pre-existing injury or disease, in connection with your covered activities
  • contact information
Relevant Legislation

Relevant Legislation:

Last updated: 09 December 2019