NSW Workers Comp Premium Savings Announced

Reported by Zoe | 02 May, 2013

The government announced last Wednesday that employers in NSW would pay 7.5% less for premiums for WorkCover NSW. Barry O’Farrell, the NSW Premier, said that it creates an ideal environment that will attract businesses and also jobs to NSW which he said is good news for people that are looking for work, young people in …

O’Farrell: NSW compo changes saved employers from premium hike

Reported by Haydee | 22 Jun, 2012

Hon Barry O’FarrellPhoto: Premier of NSWFacebook page The Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 had spared employers from a 28 percent increase to their insurance premiums, says Premier Barry O’Farrell. “With premiums in NSW already between 20 and 60 percent higher than in Victoria and Queensland, any increase would only have driven more businesses and …

Changes to WorkCover not yet set

Reported by Haydee | 24 May, 2012

Premier Barry O’Farrell Photo: Premier of NSW Official Facebook page NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell denied allegations that his government has already made up its mind regarding reforms to the state’s workers’ compensation scheme. Unions have alleged that the government has a “pre-determined agenda” to cut benefits to injured workers, after the NSW Premier said on …

Unions ban work on asbestos-contaminated site

Reported by Haydee | 30 Mar, 2012

Unions have decided to ban work at a factory site in Sydney’s west which is allegedly riddled with asbestos. AAP reports that German firm Remondis has suggested creating a waste treatment plant on the site at Camellia, near Parramatta. Nonetheless, Unions NSW voted last night for an interim green ban on work on the site. …