New Fit Note to help injured workers get back to work

Reported by Haydee | 18 Sep, 2015

Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz announced on Wednesday a new ‘fit note’ to assist sick and injured workers get back to work has been developed for use by all General Practitioners in the ACT and surrounding region before a potential national expansion.


Get back to work to get better

Reported by Haydee | 02 Jun, 2015

A new public awareness campaign has been launched on Sunday to help injured workers get back to work.


WorkCover to visit Gladstone employers

Reported by Haydee | 03 May, 2015

WorkCover Queensland is set to visit Gladstone-based businesses in the construction, manufacturing and technical service industries this month to raise awareness on the importance of covering workers correctly for workplace injury.


Resources for return to work coordinators

Reported by Haydee | 04 Mar, 2015

Return to Work SA has partnered with Return to Work Matters to provide relevant tools and practical resources for return to work coordinators including handbooks and webinars.


WorkCover Queensland to visit Mackay

Reported by Haydee | 02 Mar, 2015

WorkCover Queensland will visit businesses in the construction, manufacturing and retail industries this month to raise awareness on the importance of covering workers correctly for workplace injuries.

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12-month report shows improvements in support for injured workers

Reported by Haydee | 03 Dec, 2014

Finance and Services Minister Dominic Perrottet and Small Business Minister John Barilaro on Tuesday have revealed that small business employers and workers are greatly benefitting from changes to workers compensation scheme making NSW a safer and more productive place to work.


New Comcare chief begins work

Reported by Haydee | 26 Aug, 2014

Comcare’s new Chief Executive Officer started on Monday. Ms Jennifer Taylor replaced former Comcare CEO, Paul O’Connor.

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New Safety, Return to Work and Support chief announced

Reported by Haydee | 07 Aug, 2014

The Safety, Return to Work and Support (SRWS) division welcomed its new Chief Executive Officer on Tuesday to replace outgoing CEO Julie Newman who retired from the position on August 1.


Project focuses on safety improvements for wood industry

Reported by Haydee | 04 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW has invested more than $170,000 on safety improvements in wood industry across the state. This is part of a project to improve safety and reduce injuries in identified high-risk industries.

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Compo scheme review shows need for sound financial management

Reported by Haydee | 02 Jul, 2014

NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet revealed on Monday that the results of a statutory review of the 2012 amendments to workers compensation in NSW highlighted the need for a sound financial management for the Scheme to remain sustainable.


Report on employers’ role in return to work published

Reported by Haydee | 28 May, 2014

A report on the role of employers in return to work was released by Safe Work Australia recently. The report Return to Work Survey: Role of Employer and Workplace, Australia and New Zealand uses data from the 2013 Return to Work Survey of 4698 injured workers from Australia and New Zealand.

Educational forum on injury management and prevention

Reported by Haydee | 18 Jun, 2013

WorkCover Queensland together with the Australian Industry Group has recently conducted an educational forum to address injury management and prevention with small employers. WorkCover Customer Services Manager Melissa Steadman said the forum gave employers an opportunity to discuss challenges that smaller businesses face and how WorkCover and employers can work together to put strategies in …