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What’s happening at the Frontline?

    The Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries, Building & Construction and Veteran’s Affairs, Guy Barnett recently announced in a Media Release about PTSD Reform “that Tasmania will become the first jurisdiction in Australia to legislate a presumptive provision for workers … Continue reading

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Time to Revisit “RSI”!

I would like diverge from the usual theme of this blog by considering a specific occupational health issue – that of what is still often described as “RSI”. Unfortunately that label is both inaccurate and invokes an emotive response, so … Continue reading

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The Pilot Shortage – a looming crisis in compensation systems?

NO, I DON’T MEAN AIRLINE PILOTS! Read on …….. A patient told me recently that their surgeon had advised that necessary care could not be provided within the workers compensation system. The only option, as far as the surgeon was … Continue reading

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How does Tasmania COMPARE?

Yesterday I attended the RTW Forum presented by the Insurance Work  and Health Group (IWHG) headed by Professor Alex Collie at Monash University in Melbourne. Although it might seem like a dry subject, I found it very relevant and interesting and a … Continue reading

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Great Expectations – The new ‘skills-based’ WorkCover Tasmania Board

Media Release On Friday 09 February 2018 WorkCover Board Chair, Kathrine Morgan-Wicks confirmed the make-up of the smaller, new skills-based board in accordance with the amended Worker’s Rehabilitation and Compensation Act. See link to Media Release below: Media Release – WorkCover … Continue reading

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Creating Healthy Boundaries

I recently had a discussion with Greg McCarthy, until recently, CEO of RTWSA (South Australia’s Workers Compensation Authority). Greg explained to me some of the thinking behind the revamped South Australian workers compensation scheme introduced under his stewardship. While I … Continue reading

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The State of Play in Tasmania

This article is based on my introduction to the presentation by Professor Alex Collie at the Pre-Symposium Seminar held in Hobart on 15 June 2017. I have previously tried to explain the reasons for my interest in reform of compensation … Continue reading

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