Legislation to reform the state’s workers compensation scheme will be passed before parliament rises for the winter, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell says.

SYDNEY, May 22 AAP 16:35 – Legislation to reform the state’s workers compensation scheme will be passed before parliament rises for the winter, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell says. The NSW government wants to overhaul WorkCover to arrest a $4.1 billion deficit, which it says will force premium increases of 28 per cent, cost jobs, and[…]

Governments WorkCover Enquiry a sham

The NSW parliamentary inquiry into WorkCover has rejected the application of Greens NSW Industrial Relations spokesperson David Shoebridge to appear before it, highlighting the flawed nature of the inquiry and the government’s real agenda of slashing benefits for injured workers with no justification. “This is a committee formed by the government with an eye more[…]

SMH-WorkCover woes blamed on poor investments and rorters

WorkCover woes blamed on poor investments and rorters Just as we thought –  more evidence comes to light regarding the WorkCover deficit with half now declared as being from bad investment. Still the OFarrell government plans to go ahead and take money from the pockets of injured workers and continues to refer to us as”rorters”……..[…]

Injured Workers Support Network Submission to NSW Parliamentary Enquiry – Workers Compensation May 2012

Submissions closed yesterday for those wanting to make a contribution to the Ofarrell governments public enquiry into the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme. Please click below to see the submission made on behalf of injured workers in NSW by the Injured Workers Support Group Injured Workers Support Network Submission May 2012