Opposition launches petition against WorkCover reforms

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jun, 2012

A petition against the O’Farrell government’s reforms to workers compensation scheme was launched by the NSW opposition. Changes to WorkCover scheme was passed into law last week amidst strong opposition from trade unions and opposition. The changes include capping benefits as well as medical expenses and putting an end to claims over travels to and …

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 …

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 …