Parliamentary Forum on Workers Compensation

Parliamentary Forum on Workers Compensation

Injured workers right to fair workers compensation benefits is one that is under continued assault from the Coalition government. For this reason the restoration of decent workers compensation benefits must be a central issue in the new Parliament. There are systemic...
Stakeholders demanding return of benefits to injured workers

Stakeholders demanding return of benefits to injured workers

There are renewed calls for the government to commit to restoring workers compensation benefits from stakeholders across NSW. Recent forums held by the WorkCover Independent Review Office (WIRO) and the Law Society of NSW have highlighted the systemic problems in the...
Parliamentary Forum on Police Psychological Injuries – wrap up

Parliamentary Forum on Police Psychological Injuries – wrap up

On Tuesday 2 December David hosted a Parliamentary Forum to break the silence and highlight the need for comprehensive reform in how psychologically injured police are treated. Far too many NSW Police police officers have been shunned, isolated and left without...
Parliamentary Forum on Police Psychological Injuries

Parliamentary Forum on Police Psychological Injuries

Too often injured police in this State are treated as disposable items, to be removed from the police force with minimal cost and minimal fuss. This dismissive culture is most obvious when it comes to dealing with psychological injury. The devastating impact this...
WorkCover belatedly apologises to bullied worker Wayne Butler

WorkCover belatedly apologises to bullied worker Wayne Butler

WorkCover has provided bullied employee Wayne Butler an official apology for his treatment whilst working for the organisation, and since. The apology was also circulated to WorkCover’s employees through their intranet systems: CEO_message_Apology. A full copy...
EVENT: Injured workers forum 7 August

EVENT: Injured workers forum 7 August

Next week David will be making a trip to the Mid-North Coast to host a forum and meet with injured workers who as a result of the Government’s savage workers compensation cuts have been treated unfairly and lost some or all of their benefits. WHEN: 7th August 2014,...
Making forest roads safer by regulating dirt bikes

Making forest roads safer by regulating dirt bikes

Unregistered and unlicensed dirt bike riders in NSW State Forests are a danger to themselves and others who share the forest roads with them.  When the inevitable happens and people are injured, because the bikes are unregistered they have no insurance and the full...
NSW Coalition deals a $350 million blow to injured workers

NSW Coalition deals a $350 million blow to injured workers

The NSW government has stripped another 16,000 injured workers of compensation benefits, worth a combined $350 million, with their successful appeal to the High Court against Mr Ronald Goudappel a worker who crushed his foot and ankle at work. This is the latest...