CODE 2, VOL 35, NO 14 : 21 may 2021


On 12 May 2021, I reported to members that the Queensland Parliament passed amendments to Queensland’s workers’ compensation laws to include presumptive legislation for PTSI for Firefighters and Fire Communications Officers.

I am pleased to report that these amendments are now law. The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 has received Assent.

This means that Firefighters and Fire Communications Officers diagnosed with PTSI will be able to access the new claims pathway for claims lodged on or after 20 May 2021.

The UFUQ will be working on some guidance material, including a fact sheet, and when that is published, I will provide a further update to members.

John Oliver – General Secretary



Authorised by John Oliver General Secretary 
United Firefighters' Union of Australia, Union of Employees QLD