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Australia needs an independent agency responsible for proactive environmental protection. At least that’s the prevailing sentiment among more than 350 Labor Party branches who have backed the campaign headed by the Labor Environmental Action Network...read more
After a thorough review, the NSW Government has announced some big changes to the Workers Compensation dispute resolution process. The functions of the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO), the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA),...read more
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced plans to widen police powers and increase efforts to combat terrorism in airports around the country. The initiative will see advanced body and bag scanners begin operating in domestic terminals, as well as...read more
Clare Wood was a 36-year old UK woman that, in 2009, was tragically murdered by an obsessive ex-boyfriend with a violent past. In the months leading up to her death, she frequently contacted police with concerns about her ex-partner’s abusive behaviour....read more
You would be forgiven for thinking that slavery was no longer among the main concerns facing the Australian workforce. However, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, approx. 4300 Australians are currently victims of modern slavery. Modern slavery, in...read more
Workers Compensation Scheme amasses billion-dollar surplus while injured workers are ‘thrown on the scrap heap’
It’s easy sometimes to overlook the extent to which simple law changes can drastically affect the lives of everyday people. The media have recently highlighted the story of one of these affected people, Mr Daniel Barresi. (Sydney Morning Herald) In 1995,...read more