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Workers' comp premiums to increase twice

After a difficult year of scandals, icare NSW has announced plans to increase workers' compensation premiums twice in the next two years, but stresses it will continue to provide discounts to employers with strong WHS and return-to-work records.


All psychological claims covered; WHS Regs made; more

  • All mental injury claims automatically covered by Vic Bill;
  • New WHS Regulations made for mines in SA, commence soon; and
  • More COVID isolation payments introduced for SA workers.

WHS Bill overrides health privacy laws; and more

  • WHS Amendment Bill bypasses health privacy laws in NSW;
  • WHS regulators issue warnings after lion attack, other incidents;
  • Qld announces workers' comp premium rate for 2020-21; and
  • Labour-hire licensing scheme narrowed in SA.

Recklessness case; Revised Code; and Paused premiums

  • Regulator releases more details on WHS recklessness case;
  • Revised WHS Code for first aid adopted by Tas; and
  • NSW freezes workers' comp premiums for COVID-19 pandemic.

Employer fined $300k; Premiums cut for pandemic; more

  • Employer fined $300k over disabling gas explosion;
  • Average injury premium rate cut for "uncertain" times in WA; and
  • Standards directory guides shift to essential products in pandemic.

Workers' comp plan counters FWO ruling on Uber

Uber and other gig economy companies will be forced to pay workers' comp premiums under a Queensland plan, while the State Government has revealed the average premium rate for 2019-20.

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