Browsing: Workers' comp legislation, regulations, standards and codes (SA)

WED
12:20PM

Bench rejects broad meaning of "surgery" for work injuries

In important concurrent judgments, a tribunal full bench has quashed, for lack of evidence, a finding that steroid injections proposed for an injured worker constitute compensable surgery, and upheld a ruling that another injured worker's nerve block injections aren't surgical treatments.

TUE
2:02PM

Qantas's COVID-19 dispute; Coronavirus Bills; and more

  • Qantas rejects COVID-19 claims as 750 staff told to self-isolate;
  • COVID-19 work injury Bills introduced in SA; and
  • Did you miss our latest quarterly update and coronavirus coverage?
FRI
3:17PM

Another presumptive PTSD Bill; New safety regs; and more

  • Presumptive PTSD compensation introduced in second state;
  • National transport safety amendments made, and proposed; and
  • Four sets of electricity and rail safety regulations commence in Vic.
FRI
3:57PM

RTW amendments hinge on full Supreme Court ruling

A former Federal Court judge has rejected submissions that a ruling in favour of a worker injured by opioid medication encourages a culture of litigiousness and sickness, but recommended that consideration be given to amending South Australia's Return to Work Act if the man's claim is upheld in upcoming proceedings.

MON
3:58PM

Inquiry demands "narrative" injury tests

Injured workers whose conditions aren't considered "serious", but who are unable to work, will have uncapped access to weekly benefits and medical expenses under a narrative test, if recommendations from a South Australian parliamentary inquiry are adopted.

TUE
12:08PM

Labour-hire Bill to target workers' comp rorts

South Australia will introduce its own legislation to eliminate "rogue" labour-hire companies, after an investigation into workers' comp premiums found hundreds of millions of dollars in remuneration discrepancies.

MON
3:57PM

Employers fined; Flagged Code extended; and more

  • Employers fined for SWMS and secure-storage breaches;
  • Proposed FIFO safety code extending to all industries; and
  • SAET to deal with WHS prosecutions soon.
WED
12:21PM

Qualitative tests flagged for nearly "serious" injuries

Injured workers should be subjected to "qualitative tests" to ensure they aren't denied ongoing compensation if they're incapacitated but don't meet the serious injury threshold, an inquiry into South Australia's RTW scheme has heard.


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