About the Asbestos Compensation Stream
TASCAT is an independent statutory Tribunal created under TASCAT Act 2021 with primary responsibility to determine all disputes in the Personal Compensation Stream relating referrals made pursuant to the Asbestos-Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011.
The functions of the Tribunal are:
- to determine all claims for compensation referred to it under the Act
- to determine such other matters as are referred to it under the Act
- to exercise the powers conferred and the duties imposed on it in the Act
The Tribunal may conduct conciliation conferences in appropriate circumstances in order to resolve disputes by agreement. Hearings are held throughout the State in order to resolve disputes by arbitration where agreement cannot be reached between the parties.