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NESB workers comp casualties NESB workers comp casualties

Published on 16 February 2012: A recent report released by Safe Work Australia reveals that workers with non-English backgrounds are up to one third less likely to claim for benefits if injured.

President: Fair Work Australia President: Fair Work Australia

Published on 11 February 2012: Who will replace the soon-to-retire President of Fair Work Australia, the Honorable Geoffrey Giudice AM.

Fate of 41 former Community Connections staff in the balance Fate of 41 former Community Connections staff in the balance

Published on 28 January 2012: The fate of 41 staff sacked by the Community Connections agency to be decided by Fair Work Australia.

Don't let a bumper crop turn into a grim harvest Don't let a bumper crop turn into a grim harvest

Published on 06 December 2011: Good weather and bumper crops may also yield a bitter harvest of farm injuries for any farmer who tries to take short cuts.

Nurses Dispute. What's a Minister to say? Nurses Dispute. What's a Minister to say?

Published on 12 November 2011: Nurses dispute: the Victorian Government has an unusual way of making nurses feel wanted.

Comcare - New compo draft finally released 5 months late Comcare - New compo draft finally released 5 months late

Published on 08 November 2011: Comcare, the Commonwealth Government's workers compensation scheme, has finally released its new draft guidelines having had its previous guidelines challenged and overruled by the Federal Court.

Time that Time that "minister deniability" be re-examined

Published on 05 November 2011: The recent Report of the Director of Police Integrity into the conduct of Detective Leading Senior Constable Weston has been the subject of substantial press comment.

Comcare is short changing workers by up to $35,000 Comcare is short changing workers by up to $35,000

Published on 03 November 2011: Last year, the Federal Court found that the Federal Government's workers compensation fund, Comcare, had breached the relevant legislation in trying to short change workers on their 10% impairment payouts.

Occupy Melbourne. Peaceful, until their rights denied Occupy Melbourne. Peaceful, until their rights denied

Published on 01 November 2011: Occupy Melbourne. Peaceful until their rights denied. The forceful removal of the protesters was unjustified. The private correspondence between the Minister for All Things and the Labour Lawyer continues.

Lodging a WorkCover claim doesn't mean you're suing your boss Lodging a WorkCover claim doesn't mean you're suing your boss

Published on 27 October 2011: Lodging a WorkCover claim still carries a stigma with it among some people, particularly in the country. The reason is that in many people's minds, lodging a WorkCover claim means that you have to take your boss to court.

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