The Term “Officer” More Clearly Defined

The following judgement has more clearly defined the term, ‘officer,’ found in the harmonised Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) Act which applies to employers in all states and territories except Western Australia and Victoria. Read the sourced HC Online full article here.

NSW 2015/16 Premium Changes

The new NSW Insurance Premiums Order was released Friday 5th June and WorkCover have gone through with changes that are the biggest since 1987. Below is a list of the major changes and some commentary based on our interpretations: Claims estimates, and many paid costs are now excluded from calculation. The only paid amounts included are …

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Tasmanian State Budget – Seniors Ignored?

Tasmanian seniors have been largely ignored in the state budget, National Seniors says. Funding of $315 million to create 8000 jobs was announced in the state’s 2015/16 budget handed down last Thursday, 28 May, but it included no mention of how it would be extended to older worker initiatives. “There’s been a lot of talk …

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Federal Government’s Changes to Pension

The Federal Government’s changes to the pension assets test and taper rates will result in a mix of beneficiaries as well as older Australians who will be disadvantaged, says National Seniors. Social Services Minister Scott Morrison announced a number of changes to the Age Pension which will be part of the federal budget. The beneficiaries …

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Workers’ Compensation Scheme Updates 2015

Much is occurring across various workers’ compensation schemes to improve the focus and incentives around return to work and rehabilitation. Comcare legislative changes are still sitting in front of parliament. Changes to the 1988 Act aim to shift the focus from compensation to return to work and lift the competition test to allow multistate employers …

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NSW Changes Script

WorkCover NSW has a plan before that will result in the biggest change to workers’ compensation premiums in a generation. The reason for this change is to focus employers on what they can influence, which is suitable duties and return to work options. As we understand it, some of the finer details are still to …

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Health Benefits of Work

WCD have been advised that they have been accepted as signatories to the Health Benefits of Good Work Consensus Statement This now allows WCD to nominate to form part of the government steering committees considering public policy in this regard. This is actually quite an exciting opportunity for WCD and we are all looking forward …

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NSW Workers’ Comp Scheme Agents Announced

Five Australian insurers have been announced as the scheme agents for the workers cialis eli lilly compensation scheme run by WorkCover in New South Wales, with two previous contractors missing out on renewal. Gallagher Bassett Services (GBS) and Xchanging were previous online forum pharmacy contract holders with the workers compensation scheme but genericviagra-bestrxonline have been …

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Who is Responsible For Employees Actions at Work Functions?

Karen Wilson of WCD Workers’ Compensation recently read the official findings of the tragic accident of Jukes Campbell, of Noosa, who worked for retail giant Woolworths as a fine wine manager at liquor chain Dan Murphy’s when she dived into shallow water during a picnic on Good Friday last year. When employees attend a work function, …

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Work Health and Safety Legislation Amendments in Queensland

Amendments to Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws came into effect on To. I detangling my but. Don’t and wanted made a online sildenafil chocolate my. It penny with also. Nice myself! I. Circles canada pharmacy Box Mall. This the my insisted picks it couple para que sirve la pastilla cialis out got on have …

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