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1.1.A.370 Average weekly earnings


For the purposes of the 'old lump sum preclusion period' average weekly earnings means the amount:

  • estimated as the average total weekly earnings, during a particular month, of all employees (all persons) in Australia, and
  • last published by the Australian Statistician before the lump sum compensation payment became payable.

Act reference: SSAct Schedule 1A clause 134(9) Transitional and saving provisions-substitution of Part 3.14

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