NSW: New work scheme reforms could result to significant cut on workers compensation

Reported by Haydee | 23 Apr, 2012

The O’Farrell government will cut back on workers compensation by slashing lump-sum payments for injured workers and abolishing long-term recipients of weekly benefits from the scheme after a set period. The NSW government has flagged its intention to amend the $13 billion WorkCover system, which is currently facing a deficit of up to $5 billion …

Asbestos dumping and its risks

Reported by Haydee | 09 Apr, 2012

An investigation conducted by the Sun-Herald confirmed that tonnes of asbestos-contaminated materials are being illegally dumped across NSW, putting people at risk to the deadly fibres. The investigation revealed that rogue dumpers, commercial contractors and home renovators carelessly dump asbestos-contaminated materials as they avoid costly disposal fees. It was also revealed that a third of …