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8.9.2 Historical rate increases - S42, 1971 Act

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This table sets out the dates of increase in statutory rates under Ss42(1) (sense of taste) and S42(2) (sense of smell) of the Compensation (Commonwealth Government Employees) Act 1971 (the 1971 Act) and the applicable rates of compensation.

Date of Rate Increase

Maximum Rate – S42(1), (2)

1 September 1971

$1,350

2 November 1972

$1,450

16 November 1974

$2,000

1 September 1976

$2,500

1 September 1979

$2,800

1 September 1980

$3,250

1 September 1981

$3,350

1 May 1982

$3,715

1 November 1982

$4,032

1 May 1983

$4,200

1 November 1983

$4,400

1 May 1984

$4,640

1 November 1984

$4,970

1 May 1985

$5,000

1 November 1985

$5,130

1 May 1986

$5,300

13 December 1986

$5,460

13 June 1987

$5,670

13 December 1987

$5,780

13 June 1988

$6,000