Making forest roads safer by regulating dirt bikes

Making forest roads safer by regulating dirt bikes

Unregistered and unlicensed dirt bike riders in NSW State Forests are a danger to themselves and others who share the forest roads with them.  When the inevitable happens and people are injured, because the bikes are unregistered they have no insurance and the full...
NSW Coalition deals a $350 million blow to injured workers

NSW Coalition deals a $350 million blow to injured workers

The NSW government has stripped another 16,000 injured workers of compensation benefits, worth a combined $350 million, with their successful appeal to the High Court against Mr Ronald Goudappel a worker who crushed his foot and ankle at work. This is the latest...
WorkCover again fails the test, prioritising profits over the protection of injured workers

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...
Injured police get $133,000 while insurer pockets $100 million – policy failure by O’Farrell government

Insurance company spying on stressed cops

Police suffering from post-traumatic stress claim the insurance company dealing with their cases are spying on them. LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Police officers spend their days exposed to the sorts of horror and human suffering that few of us can imagine. For some, the...
WorkCover again fails the test, prioritising profits over the protection of injured workers

Do you have a WorkCover story?

It has been over a year since the O’Farrell government’s savage cuts to workers compensation passed the NSW Parliament and as a result many seriously injured workers have lost some or all of their benefits. The changes have saved the government and businesses money,...
Red light on CTP signals chance to start again

Red light on CTP signals chance to start again

In a victory for common sense, the NSW Government has decided to withdraw its flawed CTP reform bill which proposed drastic cuts for those injured on our roads and was opposed by all major stakeholders except the insurance industry. The Greens NSW have today written...
Stressful double standards [media]

Stressful double standards [media]

Thousands of people who have suffered a psychological injury whether at work, as a result of a horrific car accident or following a criminal assault are increasingly cut out of state compensation schemes. But the rules seem different for the State’s Finance Minister...
Red light on CTP signals chance to start again

O’Farrell driving wrong way on greenslip insurance reform

Ahead of tomorrow’s CTP roundtable the government’s issues paper supporting their greenslip insurance reforms shows that, while the legislation has been delayed, they remain committed to reforms that will see thousands of injured road users receiving dramatically...

Victims Rights and Support Bill 2013 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 29 May 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. VICTIMS RIGHTS AND SUPPORT BILL 2013 Second Reading Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [8.40 p.m.]: On behalf of The Greens I strongly oppose the Victims Rights and Support...