Workers’ comp payment confusion

Tax cuts for business in dispute

A question for Lucy Wicks and Gordon Reid.

After many years of having meetings and sending emails asking Members of Parliament and Opposition candidates what they can do about my concerns, I have either got no response or “it’s too hard”.

So now I would like to put this question to both the candidates in a public forum.

Why is it that people on workers’ compensation payments who injured themselves at work pay tax on their weekly compensation payments, when these payments are classified as not real earnings and, because of this classification, the worker doesn’t receive the compulsory superannuation guarantee payment?

My argument has been for years that if my payment is a taxable income then compulsory super should be paid – or don’t tax my benefit.

I await with interest any response either candidate will give.

I hope they don’t just throw out the line that workers’ comp is State and tax is Federal again.

Something can be done if they want.

Email, Apr 7
Carl Veugen, Umina Beach

3 Comments on "Workers’ comp payment confusion"

  1. Terry Kesby | April 8, 2022 at 6:55 am |

    Carl. You are not the first to raise this issue. It has been on going since 1993. Politicians not interested as it does not effect them. All the best.

  2. I’m with you on this. My husband has been on workers comp for years and I am his carer. His pension is considered wage when Centrelink is concerned and I get next to nothing because of that, yet he has no Super? Not right!

  3. Brilliant question Carl! At the end of the day, it’s all about greed. So I have no doubt you will receive no response or a ‘next than useless’ one. If only politics could be less political.

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