advance payments - compensation


In a number of states (for example, in Western Australia under s49 of the Public
Works Act) the minister or local authority has discretion to make an advance payment of compensation to a claimant of an amount the minister thinks fit. This concept is essential for a just system so as to alleviate possible hardship. Therefore, the Queensland system of an advance payment obligation of 100% and Victoria's of 90%, are better systems in this regard.