NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet announced yesterday in a media release that he has asked WorkCover NSW to conduct a survey of both workers and businesses about their experience of the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme.
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More than 5000 NSW injured workers have lost their workers’ compensation benefits since the state government overhauled the WorkCover NSW scheme in 2012, a new Macquarie University research study has found.
According to the NSW Business Chamber, Kim Garling, the Workcover Independent Review Officer (WIRO), has (in Nov 2014) announced an inquiry under Section 27 (c) of the Workplace Injury management and Workers Compensation Act 1998.
According to the NSW Law Society, Injured workers in NSW have given up the fight for compensation and are instead relying on Medicare and Centrelink for assistance.
Further to yesterday’s article “Ill worker seeks damages against sacked former NSW finance minister for breach of privacy” it has come to our attention that The Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s most interesting decision is formally on the record: AQO v Gregory Pearce MLC  NSWCATAD 210.
An ill worker whose private medical history was used without his permission in a NSW government press release that declared the state’s workers’ compensation scheme was out of control, has won the right to pursue sacked former finance minister Greg Pearce for damages!
Five (5) Australian insurers have been announced as the scheme agents for the workers compensation scheme run by WorkCover in New South Wales, with two previous contractors missing out on renewal. It’s a pleasure to announce that – especially- Xchanging but also Gallagher Bassett have been left out.
Doug Ewart from Pearl Beach, NSW has started this petition on behalf of all the workers in NSW. This petition (started 18 Nov 2014) is important because people are facing financial & emotional hardship due to the changes to the workers compensation scheme (WorkCover NSW)
Bullied … Wayne Butler, the Workcover NSW employee, received an unconditional apology for the poor treatment he received by his employer. The Industrial Commission had already ordered that he be reinstated to his job.