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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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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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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 rights, protection and benefits and how to restore decency to the scheme. […]

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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 issues in the ‘reformed’ WorkCover scheme that have left injured workers on the scrap heap […]

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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 ‘reformed’ WorkCover scheme. Workers’ compensation has been an ongoing issue under successive governments but the […]

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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, 11.15AM – 1.15PM. WHERE: Oddfellows Hall, 22 […]

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