Further to our article this week “WorkCover Vic Crackdown on injury claims“. In the latest installment of the one-sided fish slapping competition between The Australian Financial Review and WorkCover Vic CEO, Ms Denise Cosgrove (Score AFR: 24 vs. Cosgrove: 0), Ms Cosgrove has spat the dummy at The Australian Financial Review for continuing to, well, pick on her.
WorkCover Vic CEO spits the dummy at Financial Review
As The Australian Financial Review continues to keep the pressure on Ms Cosgrove (Workcover Vic’s CEO) and exposing the goings on at the Evil Empire (WorkCover), in a letter to the Editor of the AFR today, Ms Cosgrove spits the dummy and throws the toys out of the pram.
Denise Cosgrove believes she’s been misquoted, mistreated, misunderstood and much maligned. Whilst on the other hand, she opines those whinging Victorian injured workers just don’t know how lucky they are and have never had it so good. Oh gosh, the unfairness of it all Denise!
The people at the AFR who have exposed you and your Machiavellian machinations have nothing to gain except the satisfaction of knowing that you will no longer find it so easy to locate your “prey” in future. And if in the process it gives them a feeling of vengeful satisfaction….all power to them!
In her letter to the Editor, Ms Cosgrove attempts to try and justify herself and the Evil Empire she presides over. Though the more she says the deeper the hole she digs for herself. Some of Ms Cosgrove’s more dumbarsed statements include:
(on claims) “there is no crackdown”
– what just some spring pruning and trimming of the low hanging fruit eh?
” many factors that can affect the number of injured workers seeking conciliation”
– well yeah, like how about the number of claims you reject and the number of injured workers whose benefits you terminate!
“ACCS plays an important role in bringing about durable resolutions to disputes”
– huh? What the heck is a “durable” resolution?! Even when having a sook she still uses incomprehensible gobbledygook bureaucrat-speak.
Ah yes, which brings is to that “low handing fruit” comment. This is where Ms Cosgrove’s mastery of gobbledygook bureaucrat-speech really shines….
(that comment) “were made by me two years ago when I was in a different role, in a different country”
– um So? Your contemptuous disregard for the lives of injured people has no borders Ms Cosgrove.
(that comment) “They are irrelevant to the issue at hand”
– really? No it’s not, as its show an underlying agenda and attitude when describing the actual lives of human beings.
Denise the little you’ve said is too much already!
Letter to the Editor: “No crackdown on injured Victorian workers”
from The Australian Financial Review 8 August 2013
Your report that the Victorian WorkCover Authority is ‘cracking down’ on payments to injured workers (“Crackdown on injury claims,” AFR, August 7) contains a number of inaccuracies. There is no crackdown. There are many factors that can affect the number of injured workers seeking conciliation.
Where a worker disputes a decision, the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS) provides an independent avenue to resolve the issue. The independent ACCS plays an important role in bringing about durable resolutions to disputes in a fair and even-handed manner. It is also wrong to say that WorkCover has told agents not to actively participate in conciliation. This is simply not the case. Furthermore, the comments you referenced that were made by me were made two years ago when I was in a different role, in a different country, and were taken out of context at the time. They are irrelevant to the issue at hand. Victoria boasts the lowest premiums and best safety record of any jurisdiction in Australia, the result of a system that provides a fair and high-quality service to injured workers and employers.
Victorian WorkCover Authority
PS Cosgrove is known as Fish Face on our site 🙂