Pearce: Reforms to worker’s compensation scheme produced benefits

Reported by Haydee | 09 Nov, 2012

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 …

SA Premier Concerned Workers Compensation Fails Some Workers

Reported by Zoe | 27 Oct, 2012

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 …

New measures to improve outcomes for workers following compo reforms

Reported by Haydee | 03 Oct, 2012

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 …

Two workers convicted for WorkCover fraud

Reported by Haydee | 03 Aug, 2012

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 …

Age limit to be considered in the review of federal workers’ compo scheme

Reported by Haydee | 02 Aug, 2012

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. …

Personal Injury Management Conference 2012 to feature workers compensation expert

Reported by Haydee | 10 Jul, 2012

The Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) will be hosting the Personal Injury Management Conference in August 2012, with focus on Driving Outcomes That Work. The conference will highlight programs and initiatives that have excelled in the personal injury industry. Former Director of Corporate Planning and Development for WorkSafe BC (the Workers’ Compensation Board of British …

Carapiet: WorkCover premiums collection rate remains at 1.68 percent

Reported by Haydee | 02 Jul, 2012

NSW employers were saved from facing a 28 percent increase in their insurance premiums because of the workers compensation scheme reforms, said WorkCover Advisory Board Chairman Michael Carapiet on Thursday. According to Mr Carapiet, the WorkCover Board met last week and decided the target premium collection rate will remain at 1.68 percent. “This scheme has …

QLD: Workers’ compensation review to commence soon

Reported by Haydee | 26 Jun, 2012

Hon Jarrod Bleijie Photo: QLD Government website This month, Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie announced the Queensland Workers Compensation scheme will be reviewed by a parliamentary committee ahead of a 2013 deadline. The five-year review, legislated under the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, will be spearheaded by MPs in an open and transparent manner. In …

Workers compensation changes to slash benefits for injured workers

Reported by Haydee | 14 Jun, 2012

Injured NSW workers may have to face benefit deductions under the changes recommended by a joint parliament committee yesterday. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the committee’s report recommends calling off of “journey” claims, which means that workers will no longer be covered for injuries while travelling to and from work. Police officers are exempted …