Watson: Farm safety a WorkCover priority

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2012

WorkCover NSW is calling on all NSW farmers to prioritise work health and safety in their farms. The new work health and safety (WHS) laws which commenced in NSW on 1 January 2012 mandates farmers and farm managers to be responsible for the health and safety of their workers and other people who visit farms …

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 …

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 …