Urgent call for submissions – Government Review of Workers Compensation Cuts

  The NSW Government has finally opened a Review of the workers compensation changes that cut the rights of thousands of injured workers almost two years ago. Source: Unions NSW – Urgent call for submissions – Government Review of Workers Compensation Cuts The Government has only put aside a few weeks to assess the impact[…]

Statutory review of 2012 NSW workers compensation legislative amendments

The NSW Government recently announced that the NSW Workers Compensation System June 2012 Amendments: would be undergoing a Statutory Review to be undertaken by the Centre for International Economics (CIE).  The IWSN, as part of this Statutory Review, has been approached to invite people who may be interested in attending a ‘Workshop’ to be conducted[…]

IME’s – the good, the bad & the ugly

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series of blogs about Independent Medical Examinations (IME’s). This series is written from my perspective as a doctor treating patients covered by workers compensation or motor accident insurance. Source: Dr Peter Sharman – Insult and Injury – IME’s – the good, the bad & the ugly – Part[…]

Mental health failing costs business $11b

Employers urgently needed to treat the mental health of their staff as seriously as their physical health and safety, according to Australia’s first campaign on mental health in the workplace. Source: Sydney Morning Herald – Mental health failing costs business $11b One in five Australian workers experienced mental-health illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and[…]

Man killed in workplace accident at Toll Shipping facility in Port Melbourne

A man has been crushed to death on board a ship at the Toll Shipping facility in Port Melbourne. Source: ABC News Online – Man killed in Port Melbourne shipping yard accident Emergency services were called to Williamstown Road at 1:45pm (AEST). The man, aged in his 40s, was helping load or unload cargo from[…]