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.

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