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1.2 Lump Sum Compensation for Losses under the 1930 and 1971 Acts


Within the Commonwealth Employees' Compensation Act 1930 (1930 Act) and Compensation (Commonwealth Government Employees) Act 1971 (1971 Act) provision existed to pay compensation for permanent impairment. Both Acts worked on a table of maims identifying the specific injuries for which compensation could be paid. As opposed to the Whole Person Concept under the 1988 SRCA, the 1930 and 1971 Acts used a 'loss of efficient use' measurement to identify the impact of the injury and determine the amount of compensation. See Chapters 7-9 in this manual for more information