Psychological Injury Compensation Claims [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 26/11/2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [11.33 p.m.]: The O’Farrell Government has consistently treated psychological injuries as second-class injuries. Its pattern of...

Gujarat NRE Illawarra Coalmines [Question Time]

This speech was delivered on 12/11/2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here.   Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is directed to the Minister for the Illawarra. What steps has the Minister taken to ensure that the 500 workers from the...
WIRO annual report: damning conclusions about WorkCover

WIRO annual report: damning conclusions about WorkCover

The WorkCover Independent Review Office report paints a damning picture of the ongoing problems within the NSW Workers Compensation system. The adversarial practices of insurers in particular are a cause for substantial ongoing concern for many injured workers, and...
Workers compensation changes again fail the test

Workers compensation changes again fail the test

In yet another example of the harsh impact the government’s workers compensation ‘reforms’ have had, workers who have sustained an injury that resulted in the amputation of a limb are having their cases dismissed as not “serious” enough to deserve ongoing...