This week, the ACT Government introduced legislation to give effect to several reforms to the Territory’s workers’ compensation scheme.
The seminar is held every three months to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia.
Comcare’s premium scheme is fully funded for the first time since 2010, three years ahead of the targeted 2020 scheme recovery.
The 57-year-old truck driver was found guilty of two counts of fraud and sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, which he appealed
The NSW Government is calling on everyone to have their say on a new Horse riding code of practice, which is aimed at reducing work-related injuries and fatalities involving horses.
WorkSafe Victoria has announced a new agent panel on Monday to manage workplace injury claims and premium collection starting 1 July 2016.
Employees over the age of 65 are covered by workers’ compensation as clarified by Safe Work Australia.
With the help of forensic accountants from Deloittes, wage audits are being conducted to find out if labour hire companies are declaring the correct remuneration for their work injury insurance cover.
NSW Minister for Innovation and Better regulation, Victor Dominello has recently appointed Board members of the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA).
These amendments, which commenced 15 October will allow employers to only notify insurer if total wages they pay during the period of insurance increases by more than $500,000. Workers compensation certificates will now also be valid for up to 12 months.
Victoria’s workers’ compensation scheme remains to be in a financially stable position, as shown in the 2014/15 results released on Thursday by WorkSafe Victoria.
The very first Injured Workers Forum was held in Sydney on Thursday, and NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet was present to listen to injured workers as they discuss their experiences with the workers compensation system.
WorkCover is looking at the possibility of adopting the same incentives for medium and large employers which was successful in improving safety at work and reducing red tape for small employers.
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.
Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet has announced on Friday that the NSW Government has commissioned an independent review of the 2012 amendments to the workers compensation system.
Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet and NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance announced on Monday a $1 billion improvement to the bottom line of the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme.
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 …
Photo: Dept. of Premier The Premier of South Australia Jay Weatherill has said, at the Labor Party state convention, that some of the state’s injured workers are being “failed” by the workers compensation scheme in the state and improvements need to be implemented, He has identified modifications that can be made to the current laws …
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 …
Sentences were handed down to two people today for WorkCover fraud worth almost $35,000. The Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce said that the sentences handed down send a clear message that this type of deceit will never be tolerated. A 48-year-old man from Green Point has been required to serve 200 hours of …
Several provisions including age limit of Comcare’s workers compensation scheme legislation: the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) is under review as part of the modernisation of the federal workers’ compensation scheme. The modernisation aims to ensure injured workers are given opportunity to return to health, independence and work as quickly as possible. …