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Workers compensation: Thousands of injured NSW workers could be disadvantaged after recent court ruling

The Cram Fluid Power v Green decision has huge implications for injured workers across NSW who will be prevented from getting access to necessary medical treatment and income support. The decision states that injured workers will no longer be able to receive additional to lump sum compensation payments if their condition deteriorates over time.   As reported by […]

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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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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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