Minor compo roll back – a start, but not enough

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...
Government ignores own evidence on Dust Diseases Board

Government ignores own evidence on Dust Diseases Board

The NSW Government has out of nowhere come up with a plan to get rid of the Dust Diseases Board despite the first review of the board by the Parliament’s Law and Justice committee resulting in a glowing endorsement of the body. The Government is planning to cut the...
Compo changes, thousands benefit but thousands to still miss out   

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...
Injured Workers Day 2015

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...
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...