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Silicosis epidemic on track to become the new black lung

A creeping epidemic of lung disease that is killing young workers has been uncovered by the Parliamentary Inquiry into the operation of the NSW dust diseases scheme. The inquiry has found that the engineered stone products used particularly for kitchen and bathroom benches are implicated in new cases of potentially deadly silicosis in a rising […]

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Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 18:01 ): On behalf of The Greens I indicate that we support the Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2017. Some people might find The Greens support for this bill surprising, given the strong opposition The Greens have had to the two previous efforts by the Government to reform the compulsory third party […]

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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 putting at most $600 million back into benefits, but […]

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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 the scheme has generated since 2012. The Greens continue to call for this surplus to […]

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