Grill the Ministers at Budget Estimates

Grill the Ministers at Budget Estimates

It has been a busy year in NSW Parliament, and once again budget estimates are almost upon us. Hearings will be from Thursday 31 August to Friday 8 September 2017. We’d love to hear your thoughts about issues to raise and potential questions to ask. Budget Estimates...

Standing Committee on Law and Justice [Committee]

This speech was delivered on 20.09.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here.  I speak to this unanimous report, entitled “First Review of the Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme”. It is the first review for this...
Media Release: Injured police need Parliamentary Inquiry

Media Release: Injured police need Parliamentary Inquiry

2 August 2016 The highly distressing intrusive surveillance we saw of psychologically injured police on 4Corners last night shows exactly why we need a parliamentary inquiry in NSW. If you missed it you can watch it now on iview. David was interviewed about this today...
Minor compo roll back – a start, but not enough

Minor compo roll back – a start, but not enough

In the early hours of Thursday morning the Government pushed their most recent raft of changes to Workers Compensation in NSW through the Parliament. The changes roll back some of the savage cuts made to the scheme in 2012, but they do not go far enough. They are...
Government ignores own evidence on Dust Diseases Board

Government ignores own evidence on Dust Diseases Board

The NSW Government has out of nowhere come up with a plan to get rid of the Dust Diseases Board despite the first review of the board by the Parliament’s Law and Justice committee resulting in a glowing endorsement of the body. The Government is planning to cut the...
Compo changes, thousands benefit but thousands to still miss out   

Compo changes, thousands benefit but thousands to still miss out  

Thousands of injured workers will benefit, but thousands more will miss out, from a modest workers compensation reform package announced by the NSW government today. The government’s $1 billion reform package represents only a small part of the multi-billion surplus...
Injured Workers Day 2015

Injured Workers Day 2015

Friday Marked Injured Workers Day. It marks three years since the Coalition government introduced legislation that that led to the savage and unnecessary cuts to the workers compensation scheme. This is the day to reflect on the injured workers who have lost their...