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WorkCover NSW and Mr Hilton Grugeon [Question Time]

This answer was delivered on 22/10/2014. You can see the original contribution here. The Hon. MATTHEW MASON-COX: On 17 September Mr David Shoebridge asked me a question about communications between the office of the Minister for Finance and Services and the offices of WorkCover, former Minister Hartcher’s office or Mr Hilton Grugeon regarding the withdrawal […]

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Industrial Relations

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 of the apology is available here: WorkCover Apology to Wayne Butler  This follows the June 2013 finding by the Industrial […]

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WorkCover Bullying inquiry submissions accepted until 17 October 2014

The “Review of the inquiry into allegations of bullying in WorkCover NSW” is currently accepting submissions until the 17 October 2014, with the committee’s final report due by the 11 December 2014. We strongly encourage interested parties to consider making a submission to this inquiry. Submissions may be lodged online on the Parliamentary website here. […]

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MR: Unanimous call to restore lost compensation benefits

Media Release 17 September 2014  A unanimous Parliamentary committee report tabled today recommends the urgent restoration of some workers compensation benefits that were slashed from the scheme by former Minister Pearce in 2012. The committee identified the scheme surplus at May 2014 as approximately $1.3 billion, heading to $6 billion in 2019. The Standing Committee […]

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WIRO Seminar and Workshop “Myths and Realities” 2 years on from the 2012 Legislative amendments

The first ever WIRO seminar on the changes to Workers Compensation saw around 500 practitioners gather together to discuss the impact and application of the changes. There was broad consensus that the system was overly confusing and producing poor outcomes for many injured workers.   Further information was provided at the seminar about the draft […]

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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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Workers Compensation Scheme [Question Time]

This question was asked on 18/06/2014 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: I direct my question without notice to the Minister for Fair Trading, representing the Minister for Finance and Services. I note the answer the Minister gave yesterday to a question without notice in which he boasted […]

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Media Release: Minor workers compensation reforms do not address the system’s injustice

Workers compensation reforms announced today will see a very small number of injured workers, primarily workers with amputations and other horrific injuries, have their benefits returned. See the Government’s press release about the reforms here: Dominic Perrottet MR Worker’s Compensation Scheme enhancements  However, none of these workers should have had their benefits removed in the first […]

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Injured workers continue to hurt, while employers have their costs cut

Media Release 17 June 2014 Injured workers who are struggling to survive on workers compensation benefits have been struck another blow by the NSW Coalition government with its budget decision to cut employer premiums by 5% rather than using this money to restore benefits that were slashed in 2012 ‘reforms’ . Greens MP and Justice […]

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