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WorkSafe says there’s no excuse for shortcuts in tough times

15 December, 2009

WorkSafe is reminding Victorian employers that their legal obligations in helping an injured worker return to safe and sustainable work remain unchanged in difficult economic times.

Business pleads guilty to seven workers compensation offences

08 December, 2009

A company that deliberately neglected its workers compensation responsibilities to one of its workers was fined in court on seven offences.

Business guilty of failing injured worker

26 November, 2009

A Victorian concrete company has been fined for failing to provide an injured worker with suitable employment after returning to work.

Truckie convicted for workers compensation fraud

13 October, 2009

A Victorian truck driver has been convicted and fined for fraudulently obtaining workers compensation payments.

Back surgery compensable as medical evidence outdated

08 October, 2009 by Andrew Douglas*

A recent workers compensation court ruling highlights the importance for employers to have accurate medical information and diagnosis for injured workers.

Changes to ACT Workers Compensation law

20 August, 2009

Changes to the ACT Workers Compensation law will streamline the administration of claims for injured workers whose employers have failed to comply with their legal obligations.

Tiler pleads guilty to WorkSafe fraud

17 August, 2009

A Melbourne man was recently convicted and fined for fraudulently obtaining workers compensation after a back injury.

New Comcare publication

03 August, 2009

A new publication has been released by Comcare to outline how organisations can benefit from investing in health initiatives for its workers.

Compensation reform responses mask the human face of return to work

14 July, 2009

A return-to-work agency suggests that the proposed reforms to Victoria's Accident Compensation Act represents an opportunity to improve OHS outcomes, in spite of generally negative industry reaction.

WorkSafe Victoria premiums for 2009/10

05 June, 2009

A recent announcement from WorkCover Victoria has indicated that the average workcover premium for the forthcoming fiscal year will remain the same as this year.

Comcare Annual Report released

18 November, 2008

Comcare has released two key documents reporting on its preformance over the past financial year — its 2007–2008 Annual Report and ‘Comcare at a glance’.

WorkSafe injury insurance guides

04 July, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has issued two new guides on injury insurance that came into effect 1 July 2008, titled ‘Your WorkSafe Injury Insurance 2008/09 — a guide for small employers’ and ‘Your WorkSafe Injury Insurance 2008/09 — a guide for medium to large employers’.

Revamping burning cost premiums

23 June, 2008

WorkCover NSW is asking for feedback on the introduction of a more responsive burning cost premium model that offers large employers a basic tariff premium of more than $1 million.

SA industry safety improvement program

10 January, 2008

SafeWork SA’s Industry Improvement Program is targeting workplaces in South Australia that are contributing disproportionately to the number of workers compensation claims in the state.

Accident compensation legislation to be updated

08 January, 2008

Victoria’s Accident Compensation Act will be updated to enhance support for injured workers. The Minister for Finance, WorkCover and the Transport Accident Commission, Tim Holding said: “The Accident Compensation Act 1985 has been in operation for over 20 years and is the basis of a workers compensation scheme that has provided support to hundreds of thousands of injured workers. While the underlying principles of the Act remain sound, incremental changes over the years have made it unwieldy and unnecessarily complex.”

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