New research finds many Australians believe they have been bullied at work

New research finds many Australians believe they have been bullied at work 20 March 2013 More than one in three Australians believe they have been bullied at work, according to new research by Slater & Gordon lawyers. The firm recently commissioned independent researchers to survey more than 1000 Australians aged 18-plus, with 34 per cent[…]

It is not the role of employers to attend employee medical appointments: Fair Work Ombudsman

It just goes to show how intrusive some employers are and how mistrusting they are of employees.  Work relationships based on this level of mistrust are usually characterised by an oppressive, and therefore, bullying workplace culture. It seems the Ombudsman holds a similar view: When an employer questions or intrudes into the nature of an[…]

Fraud by whom? Pearce’s cynical attempt to deflect attention away from the fraud inflicted on injured workers

Thanks Will for alerting us to this pathetic press release from Mr Pearce. Despite the fraction of prosecutions for fraud ever to be brought against workers compensation fraudsters (simply because the overhwhelming majority of claims are genuine), Mr Pearce has decided to get tough on a minor issue.    Add two more cases to the other[…]

How O’Farrell’s Workers Comp cuts will affect you

Two Bills introduced by the O’Farrell Government are the biggest attacks on injured workers’ rights in a generation: Changes are retrospective -this will effect you . According to the Government briefing, the ‘changes to weekly benefits, medical costs and duration [of payments] are to apply as soon as possible to existing claims’ and ‘changes to[…]


INJURED WORKERS SUPPORT NETWORK                                                        June 12th,2012 Injured Workers Support Network members will tomorrow take to the streets and join unions and community supporters at a rally at NSW Parliament House in protest of the O’Farrell governments proposed slashing of workers compensation benefits to injure and ill workers. The  NSW Workers Compensation Scheme Committee[…]


Injured and ill workers last night voiced their concerns on Premier O’Farrell’s recent announcement to “reform” the workers compensation system in NSW. The meeting were further  outraged by Hon Greg Pearce’s recent comments in the Parliament that “everyone in the system gets a prize except the Authority’.   “While the media would have us think[…]