Newstart becomes that much harder to get. – if Turnbull gets his way.

Turnbull moves the goal posts again. The Federal budget has a few surprises for anyone facing being stripped of their workers compensation from the NSW state government. The changes in who can access disability payments is one such change, though these were put into place a year ago or so, there is no chances for[…]

The Disability Support Pension

If you “move off” workers compensation and still are medically unable to work you may be eligible for the disability support pension from Centrelink. (this information is taken straight from the Centrelink website: Disability Support Pension) What is the Disability Support Pension? Financial support if you have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that[…]

Understanding Disability Discrimination Usefull tools

Sad fact: Total Body Impairment is a disability scale. We talk about having an acquired disability if you suffer permanent incapacity as a result of a work place incident. That is hard for some people to swallow and it is certainly hard for the injure worker who has to make the physical, mental, social and[…]

Finding help outside Workers Compensation

What is Financial CounsellingA financial counsellor is a community worker who acts without a conflict of interest, as a negotiator and an advocate on behalf of people who are at financial risk.As well as supporting and educating the client in various forms, a financial counsellor can provide the following for their clients:A full assessment of[…]

Emergency Relief

HelplineEmergency Relief

Emergency Relief provides immediate financial and/or material support to people in financial crisis. Emergency Relief services are delivered by community organisations and help people address immediate basic needs in times of financial crisis. Emergency Relief can act as a safety net for people experiencing financial distress or hardship, and who have limited means or resources to help them alleviate their financial crisis.

Access to Emergency Relief is free, however, individual service providers may have certain criteria that need to be met in order to access their particular ER service. Your local Emergency Relief provider can be found on the DSS Service Directory.

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Discrimination: Using disability discrimination law

  Discrimination against workers with a disability is against  the law. Everyone knows this but, as injured workers,  we rarely use the protection that we can have under disability discrimination law. We should start to. Firstly what is a disability? In laymens terms a disability is a physical, mental or interlectual shortcomming that prevents someone[…]