Senate Committee Inquiry to Inform Review of WHS Laws

11 April 2018

A recent spate of incidents prompted the Turnbull Government to order the inquiry, which will assess whether the increased use of temporary workers and disparity between Work Health and Safety laws is hindering the prevention of workplace deaths.

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The Jarvis Principle

3 April 2018

In a key 2016 case, Jarvis v The Salvation Army Southern Territory, the Court of Appeal set out the requirements for self-insurers where determining the eligibility of workers to weekly payments of compensation, where termination has occurred due to misconduct. This case marked a key point of elucidation for workers and insurers where such matters are concerned.

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Decreasing Workers Compensation Costs – Effective Ways to Manage and Mitigate Risk

23 March 2018

Although for some employers, the complete eradication of workplace injury may be an unattainable goal, the best approach to reducing the cost of workers compensation is to value safety and risk management as an absolute priority. This article will examine the best ways to mitigate risk and reduce the likelihood of mass compensation claims being successful against your company.

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