Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar

Reported by Stephen | 25 Jul, 2017

The seminar is held every three months to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia.


Comments sought on new Horse riding Code of Practice

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jun, 2016

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.


New insurance agent panel announced

Reported by Haydee | 05 Apr, 2016

WorkSafe Victoria has announced a new agent panel on Monday to manage workplace injury claims and premium collection starting 1 July 2016.


SIRA Board members appointed

Reported by Haydee | 20 Nov, 2015

NSW Minister for Innovation and Better regulation, Victor Dominello has recently appointed Board members of the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA).

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Injured Workers Forum held in Sydney

Reported by Haydee | 26 Jun, 2015

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.

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Reform hopes to put an end to workers comp red tape

Reported by Haydee | 19 Jan, 2015

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.

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Compo scheme review shows need for sound financial management

Reported by Haydee | 02 Jul, 2014

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.

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Workers Compensation Scheme review

Reported by Haydee | 21 May, 2014

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.

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NSW: Boost to workers compensation scheme announced

Reported by Haydee | 29 Apr, 2014

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.

Pearce: Reforms to worker’s compensation scheme produced benefits

Reported by Haydee | 09 Nov, 2012

The Hon Greg PearceImage: 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 Admin | 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. …