The workers compensation system is controlled by the government legislation. If you want to lay the blame for the system you are under it lies there with the government. The parliament, specifically the liberal National government has the capacity to make changes to that legislation and talking to their MP’s and decision makers (both in[…]
Why should someone write to a politician? For each letter about an issue a local politician receives the general theory is that at least 100 people in their electorate feel the same way. Whether that’s true or not the important thing is that if a local MP doesn’t hear about an issue, they are unlikely[…]
Social media is a great tool to find and inform a large number of people without a great deal of expense, but does require time and effort.
The IWSN uses social media, in particular Facebook and Twitter to get our message across. What we do you can do too. […]
8,000 injured workers are going to lose their weekly support over the next 16 months because of the 5 year Baird Trap. Most wont be able change their situation despite the impact of their acquired disability. They may not be able to change it trapped by the insurers and the unfair legislation. What everyone can do[…]
Injured Worker Support and Representation in Tasmania – Do we need more? Author: Dr Peter Sharman Posted on December 17, 2016 In the early days of this site I wrote an article about Injured Worker Support Websites where I asked for comments about the best approach to provide such support. There was a lot of negativity about the WorkCover Victim website at[…]
This week we get back into the weekly your questions answered video blog with the most asked question of the week: What happened with the NSW upper house inquiry?
The Injured Workers Support Network appeared before the NSW Upper House Inquiry into the Workers Compensation system yesterday at 9am. Though the public hearings are now over it will be some time before the transcripts will be available of our appearance. In the meantime I thought I would publish our opening statement. A general and heartfelt thanks[…]