Why I feel let down by Victorian WorkCover

Why I feel let down by Victorian WorkCover

The tragic events surrounding the crane dropping its load and killing a worker and seriously injuring another brings back the frustration I experienced when trying to deal with the builder constructing a high rise apartment block next to our Melbourne office. Having seen the results of tilt slab panels being dropped from cranes around Australia and even just falling over once erected I tried to […]

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Blog Question: Worker’s Compensation Cover due to Terrorism

Following on from yesterday’s post I received this question by email. Hi Prof. Allan Please advise if yesterday hostage exercise was an act of terrorism and if some of the hostages being nearby office workers were in the cafe to purchase a coffee  would they be covered for a workers compensation claim in the case of an injury? Please advise? Regards Salosh [surname and email […]

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Reduction in WorkCover Premiums in Victoria = Good News for Business

I have just been copied in on a media release from the Assistant Treasurer of Victoria, The Hon Gordon Rich-Phillips MLC. Two things caught my attention. The first was that the Victorian Government announced a two per cent reduction to WorkCover premiums for 2014/15, which will save Victorian businesses $40 million a year and see the average WorkCover premium fall to 1.72 per cent of […]

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TIO Shows Great Social Responsibility – Well Done!

The media and our politicians love to knock the insurance industry (Bill Shorten was at it again this week) and yet so many insurance companies, brokers and others in the Insurance Industry do great things over and pay out billions of dollars in claims and put people’s lives back together. Much of the extra work goes into community initiatives that really benefit society and take the pressure […]

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New Laws on Workplace OH&S

The topic of ladder safety leads me nicely to the next topic for this week: the upcoming Australian laws affecting workplace health and safety. Many business owners/Insureds should consider what they need to do to prepare for the upcoming legislative changes. Queensland, NSW and the ACT have already implemented changes and the other states and territories are expected to do the same very shortly. The […]

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