Congratulations on injured worker Bunny for having spotted that the new NSW workers compensation legislation refers to injured workers as OFFENDERS! If this is not proof that this piece of legislation is nothing more than a hurried copy/paste exercise, and a pile of utter cr*p as far as we are concerned.
Workers compensation NSW legislation refers to injured workers as offenders
I have to let everyone know that the most vile description of injured workers is still in the legislation. I gave it a few weeks so that it could be corrected, but no, it is still there!
2.3 Amendment of Civil Liability Act 2002 No 22
Section 26I Non-economic loss damages limited to workers
Compensation Act 1987, the amount is to be determined under the provision as it was in force when the injury to the OFFENDER
OFFENDER is written in the legislation to describe injured workers, how would a judge react to that?This is atrocious, prejudicial and a complete expose of how we are considered. Even if this is a mistake, it has not been corrected and remains there for all to see. Labor use this !!!! Lawyers use this !!!
You can see it for yourself in the new legislation as published on the parliamentary site, page 37
Shame on Barry O’Farrell