Research on quad bike safety launched

Reported by Haydee | 11 Mar, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library The first stage of a $1 million research project which aims to reduce quad bike deaths was launched by the Minister for Finance and Services, Greg Pearce. Fifteen quad bikes will be tested using a specially designed tilt-table to identify the possibility of the vehicles to roll over and cause severe injuries. …

Pearce: Reforms to worker’s compensation scheme produced benefits

Reported by Haydee | 09 Nov, 2012

The Hon Greg PearceImage: directory.nsw.gov.au Reforms to the workers compensation scheme have produced benefits. This is according to the Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce who has announced that the WorkCover Scheme Valuation, prepared by Pricewaterhouse Coopers shows improvement in the deficit, which the Acturary now estimates to be around $1.5 billion. “Under the …

New measures to improve outcomes for workers following compo reforms

Reported by Haydee | 03 Oct, 2012

Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce assured workers that more is being done to help injured workers get back to work sooner. He said that the introduction of new measures will improve outcomes for employers and workers following changes to the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme. “From today injured workers will be offered more opportunities …

Changes to WorkCover Board

Reported by Haydee | 07 May, 2012

Minister for Finance & Services Greg Pearce Photo: NSW Government Minister for Finance & Services Greg Pearce on Wednesday announced a shake-up of the WorkCover board, which is done to address the $4.1 billion deficit as well as to implement a reform agenda following the outcomes of the Parliamentary inquiry. “The scheme deficit has become …

WorkCover reforms to commence

Reported by Haydee | 25 Apr, 2012

Minister for Finance & Services, Greg Pearce released on Monday an issues paper and announced a parliamentary committee as the next steps in reforming WorkCover. According to Mr Pearce, the scheme had a deficit of more than $4 billion and would soon be unable to help injured workers get back to work unless changes are …

State government accused of interfering in work safety prosecutions

Reported by Haydee | 19 Mar, 2012

Minister for Resources and Energy, Chris Hartcher. Photo: Dean Osland The state government is being accused of attempting to shut down criminal prosecutions against employers with pending workplace safety cases. The Herald was able to obtain internal documents which say three NSW ministers agreed to ask for legal advice on whether these cases should continue. …