Browsing: Workers' compensation legislation, regulations, standards and codes

FRI
3:51PM

"Superior" compensation announced for vaccine injuries

After successfully pushing for presumptive workers' compensation and death benefits for prescribed workers who contract COVID-19, the NSW Greens have announced laws creating a "far superior scheme" than the Federal Government's new no-fault vaccine claims process.

WED
2:15PM

Are employers liable for vaccine-reaction injuries?

Icare NSW has revealed circumstances where workers who suffer adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines could be eligible for workers' compensation, while the State Government has announced legislation to improve the workers' comp system and clarify the powers of its WHS regulator and other bodies.

THU
1:39PM

New employer obligations included in draft injury Bill

More than seven years after a major review triggered the drafting process for new workers' comp laws in Western Australia, a Bill has finally been released for comment. It includes new requirements for labour-hire arrangements and pre-employment screening, and extends the step-down period for injured workers' payments.

FRI
3:42PM

Work diseases list expanded; Fatality alert issued; more

  • Proclaimed work diseases list applied retrospectively to more conditions;
  • Warnings issued after structural failure, death and $125k fine; and
  • New dangerous goods provisions commencing in Vic.
FRI
3:59PM

New WHS team; COVID-related injury clause; and more

  • New Comcare team to target major infrastructure projects;
  • COVID-related workers' comp clause extended in NSW; and
  • Mobile phone crackdown coming to Vic.
THU
3:57PM

New psychological injury management standards set

In a move that should influence the workplace management of psychological injuries, a regulator has amended its expectations of insurers to require an empathetic response to psychological injury claims and the identification of any safety risks posed by recovery-at-work arrangements.


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