I draw your attention to the QLS update (03/08/2010):
From 1 July 2010, section 292 was amended to include mandatory offers between claimants, WorkCover (and self insurers) and third parties. Joint offers can also be made. In some cases, WorkCover has made a joint offer with the claimant to the third party to encourage earlier resolution.
These amendments apply to all compulsory conferences after 1 July 2010 even if the claim was lodged before this date. All third parties are expected to make mandatory offers in accordance with these amendments.