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Published on 02 November 2015: The Victorian Inquiry into the Labour Hire Industry and Insecure work has released its Background Paper which suggests that evidence already exists of exploitative behaviour within the industry.
Published on 29 October 2015: A simple protection guard costing $400 could have prevented a horrific industrial accident that has instead left a worker facing the consequences of a serious arm injury and her employer with a fine of more than $60,000 in an action brought by WorkSafe.
Published on 28 October 2015: We’ve seen many cases of employers discouraging workers from lodging a WorkCover claim form or even intimidating workers into not reporting an injury. This is because the number of WorkCover claims lodged affects employers’ insurance premiums.
Published on 27 October 2015: The Federal Opposition has promised to fund a national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, if it wins the next election.
Published on 23 October 2015: The Victorian Government is to repeal amendments made under the previous Liberal Government that effectively blocked access to compensation for many suffers of mental illness resulting from road injury and trauma.
Published on 21 October 2015: News of yet another serious forklift accident comes in the wake of appalling recent figures revealing that in just two years, between July 2012 and July 2014, a total of 1,360 workers were injured by forklifts, of which five died.
Published on 20 October 2015: The Victorian Government inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work has released its proposed public consultation dates and locations including Melbourne and Regional Victoria.
Published on 20 October 2015: The Family Law Act provides that you if you live together for two years you would generally be considered a de facto couple. There are exceptions and guidelines to that rule, but in general the principle holds.
Published on 16 October 2015: The team at Ryan Carlisle Thomas has been busy emptying out their wardrobes on behalf of Fitted for Work – an organisation that helps fit out women with professional clothing in order to help them win that all important first professional job.
Published on 16 October 2015: Recent reports of bullying and intimidation within Ballarat Hospital’s mental health unit are disturbing, with the Health Workers Union referring 18 incidents to WorkSafe with staff reporting being yelled at and criticised by their superiors.
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