Workers compensation

WC In mid-2012, despite opposition from unions, the state Government made detrimental changes to the WorkCover scheme. As a result of these cuts, the NSWNMA now offers our financial members Journey Accident Insurance. The NSWNMA supports its members around work health and safety in many ways. Contact us for information and support.




Workers compensation medical expenses

On 16 December the NSW Government put out a new Regulation regarding workers compensation medical expenses. Before the Regulation, all injured workers who were not receiving weekly payments on 1 January 2013 would be cut off medical payments from 1 J...



One Year On – workers compensation cuts in NSW

A report from Unions NSW into how the June 2012 cuts to the workers compensation system are really affecting people in NSW. Workers Compensation One Year On...



Cuts to workers compensation – a sombre anniversary

Today June 19 is the one-year anniversary of the state Government’s changes to workers compensation law in NSW which stripped many entitlements from all workers (public and private, unionists or non-unionists) – except, it would appear, p...



Workers compensation – implementation update

Update on the implementation of new workers compensation legislation and rules – mid-December 2012. Letter to WCA Letter to minister re WC WC update...



State Government backs down on legal costs

In a significant win for unions and workers that have continued to pressure the Government about its plans to make workers pay their own legal costs, Greg Pearce, NSW Minister for Finance & Services, has announced a new Independent Legal Assistan...



Summary of the 2012 workers compensation changes

Changes are retrospective. The amendments below apply to all existing claims. Further details regarding implementation can be found in the Unions NSW update called Implementation of the Workers Comp Laws. Weekly payments   0-130 weeks (2.5 years)  ...



Implementation of the new Workers Compensation law

How the O’Farrell Government’s new workers compensation law will affect workers now. For a summary of the changes, click here. What happens if you already receive weekly payments? If you already receive weekly payments, the insurer must c...



Summary: O’Farrell’s workers compensation legislation

A summary of the main elements of the cuts for the majority of injured workers. Restrictions on cover for occupational diseases Partners’ claims for nervous shock abolished Cap on weekly payments Cap on medical benefits Limits on lump sum compe...



How O’Farrell’s workers compensation cuts will affect you

New laws introduced by the O’Farrell Government are the biggest attack on injured workers’ rights in a generation. Changes are retrospective   According to the Government briefing, the ‘changes to weekly benefits, medical costs and dur...



NSW for All

Unions NSW, under the campaign title NSW for All, has launched a series of television and radio ads about the O’Farrell Government’s planned changes to Workers Compensation. Under the changes: You won’t be covered on the way to and from...