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04 Jul 2014 - On 1 July 2014, WorkCover WA’s new certificates of capacity replaced the First, Progress and Final medical certificates. Medical practitioners and practice managers can obtain the new certificates through their software provider or download them directly from the WorkCover WA gpsupport website. Read more...
26 Jun 2014 - The Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Attorney General; Minister for Commerce, has tabled in Parliament WorkCover WA’s Review of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981: Final Report. Read more...
20 Jun 2014 - The previous decisions database now includes District Court appeal decisions of determinations from the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service. Read more...

News

 

Keep up to date with important news about workers' compensation and injury management events here.

Below is the list of news available in the system:

04/07/2014 - WorkCover WA implements new certificates of capacity
On 1 July 2014, WorkCover WA’s new certificates of capacity replaced the First, Progress and Final medical certificates. Medical practitioners and practice managers can obtain the new certificates through their software provider or download them directly from the WorkCover WA gpsupport website.

26/06/2014 - Review of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981: Final Report
The Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Attorney General; Minister for Commerce, has tabled in Parliament WorkCover WA’s Review of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981: Final Report.

20/06/2014 - District Court appeal decisions now on WorkCover WA website
The previous decisions database now includes District Court appeal decisions of determinations from the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service.

19/06/2014 - Public hospital fees for workers’ compensation patients 2014-15
Revised public hospital fees for compensable patients come into effect on 1 July 2014.

09/06/2014 - New WorkCover WA website in development
WorkCover WA has commenced the development of a new website that will replace the existing site later this year.

04/06/2014 - Prescribed amount schedule for 2014-15
Injured workers have a range of statutory entitlements available to them in the Western Australian workers’ compensation scheme to assist them to recover from their workplace injury and return them to suitable and sustainable employment.

14/05/2014 - WorkCover WA's Compliance Framework
WorkCover WA's Compliance Framework has been published on the WorkCover WA website.

30/04/2014 - AMA Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment - International presenter coming to Perth in 2014
On 15 June 2014, American Occupational Physician Professor Mohammed Ranavaya M.D., M.S., FACPM, FAADEP, CIME will visit Perth to conduct workshops and training in the use of the American Medical Association Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, fifth edition (AMA 5).

11/04/2014 - WorkCover WA’s launch of new certificates of capacity and online resource for GPs
WorkCover WA is introducing new certificates of capacity and an online resource for general practitioners (GPs), WorkCover WA’s gpsupport.

08/04/2014 - 2014/15 Recommended Premium Rates
The WorkCover WA Board has approved the recommended premium rates for workers’ compensation compulsory insurance policies for 2014/15.

07/04/2014 - Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar
WorkCover WA will be hosting the next Welcome to WorkCover WA seminar on Tuesday 13 May in Shenton Park.

02/04/2014 - WorkCover WA wins Best Annual Report
WorkCover WA has once again been recognised for excellence in accountability in annual reporting by winning two awards at the 29th Annual W.S. Lonnie Awards.

31/03/2014 - Enforcement of Arbitration Rules regarding witness statements
Stakeholders are advised that as of 28 April 2014 the Registrar will be rejecting Applications and Replies in relation to the filing of witness statements where he considers they do not comply with the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (“the Act”) and the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Arbitration Rules 2011 (“the Rules”).

18/03/2014 - Costs Determination for the Workers' Compensation Conciliation and Arbitration Services
A new Costs Determination has been published in the Government Gazette for the Workers’ Compensation Conciliation and Arbitration Services.

12/03/2014 - Infringement Notices
The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 2014 have been published in the Government Gazette.

31/01/2014 - New forms required for Conciliation and Arbitration
The grace period for accepting the old Conciliation and Arbitration forms ends today, 31 January 2014.

08/01/2014 - WorkCover WA Board Members
WorkCover WA is pleased to announce the reappointment of the following members to its Board.

02/12/2013 - New forms for Conciliation and Arbitration
On 2 December 2013 all existing WorkCover WA forms for the Workers’ Compensation Conciliation Service and Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service will be replaced.

12/11/2013 - Presumptive workers’ compensation laws for firefighters - November 2013
The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Act 2013 implements new presumptive workers’ compensation laws that benefit career firefighters who contract cancer performing firefighting duties.

11/11/2013 - Clinical Framework available on the WorkCover WA website
The Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services (Clinical Framework) is now available on the WorkCover WA website.

31/10/2013 - New medical and allied health fees
Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management (Scales of Fees) Regulations 1998 come into effect on 1 November 2013.

04/10/2013 - New WorkCover WA Board Member
WorkCover WA is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Steven Burns to its Board.

01/10/2013 - Review of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 - Discussion Paper
WorkCover WA has published a discussion paper outlining proposals to redraft the Act.

04/09/2013 - Registrations are now closed for the Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar
WorkCover WA has received an overwhelming number of registrations for the Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar on Tuesday 24 September 2013.

27/08/2013 - Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar
The next seminar is scheduled for 24 September 2013.

09/08/2013 - Amendment to the Schedule of Public Hospital Fees for Compensable Patients 2013-14
The Department of Health has advised WorkCover WA of a change to the compensable inpatient - nursing home rate from $279 to $267 per day.

07/08/2013 - PIEF Motivational Interactions Workshop 29 to 30 August 2013
Motivational Interactions is widely recognised as an important engagement strategy for people working in a case management capacity and will help you develop the necessary skills to effectively work with injured clients to help facilitate positive return to work and life outcomes.

01/07/2013 - Changes to minimum level of securities for self-insurers (exempt employers)
Changes to the minimum level of securities for self-insurers (exempt employers) come into effect today.

01/07/2013 - Follow us on Twitter
Today, WorkCover WA’s first ‘tweet’ will mark the Agency’s expansion into social media communications.

28/06/2013 - Public hospital fees for compensable patients 2013-14

14/06/2013 - Prescribed amount schedule for 2013-14
Prescribed amount schedule for 2013-14

17/05/2013 - AMA Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment - International presenter coming to Perth in 2013
Professor Mohammed Ranavaya is scheduled to deliver training on the use of the American Medical Association Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, fifth edition (AMA 5).

09/04/2013 - 2013/14 Recommended Premium Rates
The WorkCover WA Board has approved the recommended premium rates for workers’ compensation compulsory insurance policies for 2013/14. The recommended premium rates were published today in a Special Government Gazette and will come into effect from 4pm on 30 June 2013.

25/03/2013 - Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminars
The next seminar is scheduled for 6 May 2013.

12/12/2012 - Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Regulations (No.2) 2012
A small number of minor amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Regulations 1982 take effect on 15 December 2012

03/12/2012 - Bulletin regarding direct employer payments for minor claims
WorkCover WA has released a bulletin to clarify legislative requirements regarding direct employer payments for minor claims and employer obligations to claim in accordance with the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Act) and policy of insurance.

12/11/2012 - Improved Case Management System
From 1 January 2013, WorkCover WA will introduce a new Case Management System in Regulatory Services. The new centralised system will streamline WorkCover WA’s administration of a range of regulatory functions under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981. For external users, the changes will mean simplified data reporting arrangements.

12/11/2012 - Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment (Jockeys) Act 2012
The State Parliament has passed legislation to align the rate of weekly compensation paid to licensed jockeys with their pre-injury average weekly earnings on the same basis as other non-award workers under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981. The legislation also clarifies the scope of the workers' compensation insurance obligation between Racing and Wagering Western Australia and licensed trainers regarding work done by jockeys for trainers at unlicensed facilities.

01/11/2012 - Online Claims Manager Training Qualification
WorkCover WA are very pleased to advise that the Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) have developed a new online vocational training qualification for Claims Managers, called the Certificate IV in Personal Injury Management (Claims Management).

31/10/2012 - Welcome to WorkCover 30 January 2013
This free information seminar is designed to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in WA.

31/10/2012 - Training in the WorkCover WA Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
The next WorkCover WA Education Module training session will be held on Tuesday 27 November 2012.

27/09/2012 - WorkCover WA’s position regarding contractual indemnities for personal injury damages
WorkCover WA has released a bulletin to clarify its position regarding contractual indemnities for personal injury damages.

25/09/2012 - Record workers’ compensation fine for retail food company
The owner of a chicken and poultry retailer has been fined a record $30,000 for failing to insure its employees for workers’ compensation. Newman Investments (WA) Pty Ltd was convicted in the Perth Magistrates’ Court for not having a workers’ compensation policy covering its 57 workers at a metropolitan retail outlet from January 2011 till January 2012. It was also ordered to pay $7,413 in avoided insurance premiums and $571 in costs.

30/08/2012 - New Bill - Workers Compensation and Injury Management Amendment (Jockeys) Bill 2012
The Government has introduced a Bill into the WA Parliament to align the rate of weekly compensation paid to licensed jockeys with their pre-injury average weekly earnings on the same basis as other non-award workers under the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

30/07/2012 - Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar
This free information seminar is designed to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in WA.

26/07/2012 - Insurance Brokers’ Code of Practice now available
Following an extensive feedback and consultation process, the new Insurance Brokers' Code of Practice is now available for use by the workers' compensation industry.

25/07/2012 - New workers compensation laws proclaimed (common law insurance)
The Governor in Executive Council proclaimed 1 August 2012 for the commencement of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Act 2012.

23/07/2012 - Latest statistics on the WA workers’ compensation scheme
WorkCover WA is pleased to advise stakeholders that the latest annual statistical report is now available on our website.

09/07/2012 - Increased functionality for digital medical forms
The progress and final medical certificates that are available for download from the WorkCover WA website have been enhanced to incorporate greater functionality and accessibility for users.

09/07/2012 - (Prosecution) Recreational tour company fined for non-compliance
A recreational scuba diving and tourism business must pay over $22,000 in fines, penalties and costs after being found guilty of not holding a valid workers’ compensation policy.

03/07/2012 - 2012 Excellence in Personal Injury Management Awards
A Western Australian injury management specialist, Melissa Gill, has been nominated as a finalist for the 2012 Excellence in Personal Injury Management Awards in the category of Excellence in Return to Work / Return to Community.

21/06/2012 - Public hospital fees for workers’ compensation patients 2012-13
Revised public hospital fees for compensable patients come into effect on 1 July 2012.

15/06/2012 - Bulletin Presses Importance of Timely Reporting
This month, WorkCover WA has issued a WorkCover Bulletin titled; Provision of Policy Information to WorkCover WA in a Timely Manner.

15/06/2012 - Prescribed amount schedule for 2012-13
Injured workers have a range of statutory entitlements available to them in the Western Australian workers’ compensation scheme to assist them to recover from their workplace injury and return them to suitable and sustainable employment.

09/05/2012 - Claims History Requests
WorkCover WA has previously, upon request and with the consent of the individual involved, supplied information to employers and prospective employers in relation to workers’ compensation claims histories.

01/05/2012 - Conciliation and Arbitration Services – eLodgment now live
Applications for Conciliation can now be lodged online using the WorkCover WA eLodgment portal.

27/04/2012 - Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar
This free information seminar is designed to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in WA.

13/04/2012 - 2012-13 Recommended Premium Rates
The WorkCover WA Board has approved the recommended premium rates for workers’ compensation compulsory insurance policies for 2012/13.

30/03/2012 - Tick of approval from WA employers
The performance of WorkCover WA has rated highly in a recent survey of WA employers.

26/03/2012 - Draft Insurance Brokers Code of Practice and Employer Checklist
During 2011/12 WorkCover WA in conjunction with the National Insurance Brokers Association has been working on an initiative to develop the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Brokers’ Code of Practice (the Code).

20/01/2012 - Free information seminar - Introduction to WorkCover WA
WorkCover WA is hosting a free information seminar about the workers’ compensation scheme in WA.

15/12/2011 - Workers compensation - common law insurance

14/12/2011 - Workers’ compensation - common law insurance
An amendment Bill will be brought to Parliament early in 2012 to clarify the workers' compensation common law insurance obligations of employers and insurers.

13/12/2011 - New Service Provision and Service Descriptions (standards) for Approved Workplace Rehabilitation Providers
WorkCover WA has developed new Service Provision and Service Descriptions (standards) for Approved Rehabilitation Workplace Providers.

05/12/2011 - Form Launch - Complaints against a Scheme Participant
As part of WorkCover WA’s commitment to continuous improvement, we have reviewed our framework for handling complaints against scheme participants.

01/12/2011 - New Conciliation and Arbitration Services (CAS)
A new WorkCover WA workers' compensation dispute resolution system comes into effect today.

25/11/2011 - Conciliation and Arbitration Services Information Resources
In November 2011, WorkCover WA hosted a number of stakeholder information sessions and the information resources provided are now available.

21/11/2011 - Amendments to the Workers' Compensation Regulations
The Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Regulations 1982 have been amended.

21/11/2011 - WorkCover WA Board Member Reappointed
WorkCover WA is pleased to announce the reappointment of Ms Linda Morich to its Board.

16/11/2011 - Rules and Costs Determination for the new Conciliation and Arbitration Services
The Minister for Commerce has now approved the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Conciliation Rules 2011 and the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Arbitration Rules 2011. In addition, a new costs determination has been published in the Government Gazette, ahead of the 1 December 2011 start date for the new Conciliation and Arbitration Services.

01/11/2011 - PIEF Postgraduate Course Roadshow (Perth) – Monday, 14 November 2011
The Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF), in collaboration with Deakin University, is launching a revised personal injury postgraduate program in 2012. To highlight and explain the benefits of the changes, PIEF is running a series of roadshows around Australia. The Perth information session will be held on Monday 14 November.

31/10/2011 - Conciliation and Arbitration Services Information Session – Wed 16 Nov 2011
WorkCover WA is hosting a number of information sessions on the recent changes to the workers’ compensation laws in Western Australia, and how they affect the provision of conciliation and arbitration services. There are still limited places available for the session to be held Wednesday, 16 November 2011.

27/10/2011 - Uninsured employer fined after injury to worker
A courier and trucking business has been fined $1,500 in the Newman Court and forced to pay court costs of $575 after failing to maintain current workers’ compensation insurance.

18/10/2011 - Updated Workers’ Compensation Claim Form
WorkCover WA has updated the Workers' Compensation Claim Form to reflect recent changes to the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

12/10/2011 - Two new WorkCover WA Bulletins now available
Following the 1 April 2011 announcement regarding the issuing of a number of Bulletins, two new Bulletins have been issued and are available on the WorkCover WA website under the Service Providers > Insurers section.

10/10/2011 - Training in the WorkCover WA Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
The next WorkCover WA Education Module training session will be held Tuesday 15 November 2011 6:00pm–8:00pm

28/09/2011 - Recommended Premium Rates - Effective 1 October 2011
Recommended premium rates for workers' compensation insurance policies were published today in a Special Government Gazette. An increase of 1.38% has been applied to the recommended premium rates as a result of legislative amendments which remove age-based limits on workers' compensation entitlements.

26/09/2011 - WorkCover WA Annual Report 2010/11
The WorkCover WA Annual Report 2010/11 was tabled in Parliament on 20 September 2011 by the Minister for Commerce, The Hon Simon O'Brien MLC.

22/09/2011 - New workers' compensation laws proclaimed
The Governor in the Executive Council has proclaimed 1 October 2011 for the commencement of the first stage of the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Act 2011. The proclamation of the changes to the dispute resolution process is planned for 1 December 2011.

08/09/2011 - DRD Practice Direction 1/2011
Judge McCann, Commissioner of the Dispute Resolution Directorate (DRD), issued a Practice Direction on 8 September 2011 that explains how current and new cases will be managed as WorkCover transitions to the new Dispute Services.

07/09/2011 - Consultation Process - Draft Revised Costs Determination
The Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Bill 2007 establishes a new dispute services model for workers' compensation disputes. The new model comes into effect on 1 December 2011.

02/09/2011 - Engaging with business: WorkCover WA Employer Survey 2011
During September and October, WorkCover WA is conducting a telephone survey with employers to ensure that we understand the needs of businesses.

18/08/2011 - Parliament passes workers' compensation legislative amendments
State Parliament has passed important amendments to the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

12/08/2011 - Introduction to WorkCover - Second session
WorkCover WA is hosting a free information seminar regarding the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme in WA, providing an opportunity to interact with our staff while learning more about the scheme and our role in managing and regulating the performance of service providers.

29/07/2011 - WorkCover WA participating in Hearing Awareness Week
Hearing Awareness Week is an annual event held in the last week of August, raising community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect hearing. The Noise Expo, a community event for anyone who is suffering from or at risk of noise induced hearing loss, will be held Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 August 2011.

12/07/2011 - Improvements to designation criteria for Approved Medical Specialists
WorkCover WA, in consultation with its Medical Committee, has completed a review of the criteria for designation as an Approved Medical Specialist.

07/07/2011 - Renewal of Workers Compensation Approved Insurers
Approved Workers Compensation Insurers have been invited to submit applications for renewal of their approval to issue workers’ compensation policies to Western Australian employers.

17/06/2011 - Prescribed amount schedule for 2011-12
The Prescribed Amount for this coming financial year has increased by just under 4% from $183,394 to $190,701.

13/06/2011 - Public hospital fees for workers’ compensation patients 2011-12
Revised public hospital fees for compensable patients come into effect on 1 July 2011.

31/05/2011 - New "Injury Management: A Guide for Employers"
WorkCover WA has redeveloped the Injury Management Code of Practice Guidance Notes, now called Injury Management: A Guide for Employers.

20/05/2011 - Review of weekly compensation rate for jockeys: consultation regulatory impact statement
A consultation regulatory impact statement has been developed to gather views from affected stakeholders on the options and likely impacts of any change in the methodology for determining jockey’s weekly compensation payments. Submissions can be made in writing by 5.00pm Friday, 17 June 2011.

18/05/2011 - Free Seminar for Injured Workers in Bunbury
IFAP, an independent, not-for-profit organisation, is conducting a free seminar for injured workers on behalf of WorkCover WA, in Bunbury on Tuesday, 7 June 2010.

02/05/2011 - Introduction to WorkCover WA Seminar
This seminar will be held at WorkCover WA on Wednesday 25 May 2011, from 9.30am to 11.30am. It provides an overview of the work we do and how the workers’ compensation system functions.

20/04/2011 - More Approved Medical Specialists for the WA workers’ compensation scheme
With the increase of the fly-in / fly-out workforce, as well as injured workers recuperating in other states, WorkCover WA has recognised a need for increased availability of regional and national WorkCover WA AMSs.

18/04/2011 - Call for comments on "Injury Management: A Guide for Employers"
WorkCover WA calls for comments on a redeveloped Injury Management Code of Practice Guidance Notes, now called Injury Management: A Guide for Employers.

13/04/2011 - 2011/12 Recommended Premium Rates
The WorkCover WA Board has agreed the recommended premium rates for workers’ compensation compulsory insurance policies for 2011/12. The recommended premium rates were published today in a Special Government Gazette and will come into effect from 4pm on 30 June 2011.

08/04/2011 - WorkCover WA Bulletins now available
New Bulletins have been issued and are now available under the Service Providers > Insurers section. All Bulletins issued prior to 8 April 2011 have been rescinded and are no longer valid.

08/04/2011 - Free injured worker seminar in Kalgoorlie
IFAP, on behalf of WorkCover WA, is conducting a free seminar for injured workers in the Kalgoorlie region on Tuesday 10 May.

06/04/2011 - Applications to load in excess of 75% of the recommended premium rate
A review was recently finalised to streamline the process and a new form has been developed to ensure applications lodged by insurers are consistent and complete.

01/04/2011 - WorkCover WA Bulletins reissue on 8 April 2011
In past years, WorkCover WA has issued a range of Bulletins for insurers and self-insurers, to provide information about WorkCover administrative requirements and to clarify legislative matters. WorkCover WA has recently finalised a review, giving consideration to the currency, relevance and clarity of the Bulletins.

29/03/2011 - Director DRD to review Memoranda of Agreement process
The Director DRD is reviewing processes for dealing with memoranda of the terms of settlement of a District Court action lodged pursuant to section 92(f) of the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

18/03/2011 - Workers’ Compensation Amendment Bill 2011 Introduced into Parliament
On 17 March 2011 the Minister for Commerce announced the introduction of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Bill 2011 into State Parliament.

17/03/2011 - New appointment to WorkCover WA board
On Thursday 3 March, Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien announced the appointment of Karin Lee to a three-year appointment to the board of WorkCover WA.

03/03/2011 - Statistical Reports now on Research Evaluation and Statistics page
The new Research, Evaluation and Statistics page includes the Actuarial and Statistical Reports, Injured Workers Survey, and links to national and international organisations related to workers' compensation.

09/02/2011 - Memoranda of Agreement - Revised Process
The Director DRD has published an Explanatory Memorandum to explain and clarify the revised MOA examination process with an aim to resolve some of the concerns and issues that have arisen.

16/12/2010 - Introduction to WorkCover WA
WorkCover WA conducts information sessions...

10/12/2010 - Approved Medical Specialists - International presenter coming to Perth in 2011
Professor Mohammed Ranavaya will deliver four workshops on the use of the American Medical Association Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, fifth edition (AMA Guides). The WorkCover WA guides are based on the AMA Guides with modifications to reflect Australian clinical practice.

01/12/2010 - Proactive Approach Helpful for Workers' Compensation Cases
Everyone benefits with a proactive approach...

23/11/2010 - Injured Worker Survey
WorkCover WA recently commissioned an independent survey...

23/11/2010 - 'Fast tracking' matters
A new Practice Direction has been released...

16/11/2010 - Introduction to WorkCover WA on 24 November
WorkCover WA runs a quarterly information session...

01/11/2010 - Guiding medical specialists in their impairment assessments

29/10/2010 - New medical and allied health fees
The revised medical and allied health fees were published in a Special Government on 29 October 2010.

25/10/2010 - Insurance brokers’ key role in workers’ compensation
One of the key observations from last year’s review...

01/10/2010 - Return to work "healthiest" outcome
Participating in the workforce plays a key role in keeping healthy...

01/10/2010 - Revised workers' compensation claim form now available
The revised workers' compensation claim form is now available...

23/09/2010 - WorkCover WA Annual Report 2009/10
The WorkCover WA Annual Report 2009/10 was tabled in Parliament on 22 September 2010 by the Minister for Commerce, Hon Bill Marmion MLA.

08/09/2010 - Release of new workers' compensation claim form in October
A new workers' compensation claim form will take effect...

06/08/2010 - Information session remains a valuable opportunity for stakeholders
Feedback from participants confirmed that...

21/07/2010 - New WorkCover WA Board Member
WorkCover WA is pleased to announce...

06/07/2010 - Nationally Consistent Approval Framework for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers
From 1 July 2010...

05/07/2010 - Public hospital fees for workers' compensation patients 2010-11
Revised public hospital fees...

29/06/2010 - Annual Statistics report now available
The 2005/06 to 2008/09 edition...

18/06/2010 - Prescribed Amount Schedule for 2010-11
Effective from 1 July 2010...

02/06/2010 - Free Injured Workers Seminar in Bunbury
Learn about workers' compensation...

02/06/2010 - Training to become an Approved Medical Specialist WorkCover WA Education Module
Read on to see when the next training is...

28/05/2010 - Important Information in your Language
If your primary language is not English...

13/04/2010 - 2010/11 Recommended Premium Rates
The full schedule of Recommended Premium Rates are now available

08/04/2010 - Minister announces good news for workers' compensation system
Significant improvements proposed for the State's Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 and a cut in the 2010/11 average recommended premium rate.

30/03/2010 - March 2010 DRD e-Link newsletter

10/03/2010 - Find out more about the role of WorkCover WA

05/03/2010 - Improvements to our website
We hope you’ll find the website clearer and easier to understand.

15/02/2010 - More information on entitlements and settlements for injured workers

19/01/2010 - Find out more about the role of WorkCover WA
Register your interest for the May session now!

14/01/2010 - Free Injured Workers Seminar in Albany
The seminar shows injured workers how the...

03/12/2009 - December 2009 DRD e-Link newsletter

01/12/2009 - Free information sessions for Kimberley employers about workers' compensation

30/11/2009 - Practice Direction 2-2009 – Long Term Matters

16/11/2009 - New DRD Rules - Information Session
Judge Philip McCann will explain the main amendments and the effect of these on how applications are made, processed and resolved.

09/11/2009 - Nationally Consistent Approval Framework for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers
WorkCover WA became a signatory to the Nationally Consistent Approval Framework for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers on 2 October 2009.

02/11/2009 - Annual indexation of medical and allied health fees

23/10/2009 - Michelle Reynolds appointed CEO of WorkCover WA

19/10/2009 - WorkCover WA Annual Report 2008/09 tabled in Parliament

14/08/2009 - Judge McCann delivers seminar on DRD Fast-Track Program

02/07/2009 - Public Hospital Fees for Compensable Patients
The Department of Health has advised WorkCover WA...

30/06/2009 - Fast Track Pilot Program
The DRD announce the launch of a Fast Track Pilot Program...

23/06/2009 - Prescribed amount schedule for 2009-10
The new indexed amounts will apply from 1 July 2009...

19/06/2009 - Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 – review
WorkCover WA has established a Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 review project webpage...

18/06/2009 - Annual Report is top in WA
WorkCover WA has achieved one of the highest...

04/06/2009 - Free Injured Workers Seminar in Karratha
This seminar will provide information for injured workers on...

15/04/2009 - WorkCover WA announces Recommended Premium Rates for 2009-10
The Chairman of the WorkCover WA Board...

07/04/2009 - Upcoming course providing an introduction to advocacy in the DRD
Register your place now...

27/03/2009 - Overhaul for workers’ compensation legislation
Commerce Minister Troy Buswell today announced...

18/03/2009 - Employment opportunities at WorkCover WA
WorkCover WA strives to support all employees...

18/02/2009 - Frequently Asked Questions Updated
Changes in economic conditions...

10/02/2009 - New AMS designations including two interstate specialists
12 new...

05/02/2009 - February edition of the DRD e-link now available
Welcome to the first edition for 2009...

23/01/2009 - Positive feedback for Part XII Workshop
40 stakeholders attended the Part XII Application workshop...

05/01/2009 - New WorkCover WA Board Member
Ms Linda Morich has been appointed...

16/12/2008 - Recognition of exercise physiology as an approved treatement
From Thursday, 18 December 2008...

16/12/2008 - Annual indexation of medical and allied health fees
On Wednesday, 17 December 2008...

05/12/2008 - WorkCover WA Annual Report 2007-08 tabled in Parliament
WorkCover WA is pleased to present...

21/11/2008 - Read the latest edition of the DRD e-link
The November edition...

18/11/2008 - Asbestos Diseases Awareness Week
From the 25-27 of November...

10/11/2008 - Events Calendar
WorkCover WA is committed to supporting...

29/10/2008 - WorkCover WA releases new annual statistical report
WorkCover WA is pleased to present...

16/10/2008 - IFAP Injury Management Roadshow is heading to Bunbury
To kickstart the roadshow...

09/10/2008 - WorkCover WA to vist the Pilbara
Two WorkCover WA representatives will be in various towns...

26/09/2008 - One year anniversary edition of the DRD e-link is here
This edition contains the following...

03/09/2008 - Safe Work Australia Week
Get thinking about a safety or injury management...

25/08/2008 - Stakeholder engagement a priority in the development of new products
WorkCover WA has established four reference groups...

14/08/2008 - Workshop on psychiatric impairment a great success
WorkCover WA’s recent workshop on ...

23/07/2008 - September edition of the DRD E-Link now available
Click here to read the latest edition...

18/07/2008 - Medi Link Newsletter for Approved Medical Specialists
The second edition of the Medi Link is now available...

09/07/2008 - Workers’ Compensation Licensed Insurer Best Practice Guidelines
WorkCover WA acknowledges the achievement...

07/07/2008 - IFAP launch new Injury Management courses
In response to demand two new courses are now available...

04/07/2008 - DRD Commissioner makes inaugural speech
On 11 June 2008 His Honour Judge Philip McCann...

03/07/2008 - Successful Prosecution of Employer
Small gourmet seafood business fined over $1700 in fines...

25/06/2008 - Prescribed Amount Schedule for 2008-2009
Has been released...

23/06/2008 - New Publications now available
New Scheme Status Reports are now available...

09/06/2008 - WorkCover WA to visit Kalgoorlie
WorkCover WA representatives will be visiting Kalgoorlie from...

29/05/2008 - Supplementation fund levy discontinued
The WorkCover WA Board recently considered...

22/05/2008 - Dispute Resolution Directorate Survey
We invite all WorkCover WA stakeholders to participate in a survey...

20/05/2008 - Access to Commissioner and Magistrate decisions
We've made it even easier for you to access decisions...

13/05/2008 - 2008/2009 Premium Rates Announced
WorkCover WA today announced a significant reduction...

09/05/2008 - May edition of the DRD E-link
The latest edition of the DRD e-link is available now...

11/04/2008 - 2008 Scheme Update Seminar
Stakeholders welcome positive news...

31/03/2008 - New Scheme Performance Reports
Check out a number of new Scheme Status...

25/03/2008 - Improved AMS Search Facility
The new functionality makes it much easier...

14/03/2008 - Latest DRD E-Link - March 2008
The DRD E-Link is a valuable way to communicate...

12/03/2008 - New Commissioner Appointed
His Honour Judge Philip McCann...

11/03/2008 - Introduction to WorkCover WA
Is well worthwhile say delegates...

22/02/2008 - 2008 Scheme Update Seminar
Bookings are now open...

17/12/2007 - Conference Highlights e-newsletter
Following on from our successful injury management conference...

10/12/2007 - Revised medical and allied health fees
The revised fees for medical and allied health treatment services took effect from Saturday, 8 December 2007...

27/11/2007 - WorkCover WA wins Premier's Award
Over 1000 small businesses have benefited from...

26/11/2007 - WorkCover WA Guides (2nd Edition) now available online
The 2nd edition of the Guides must be used for impairment assessments from today...

14/11/2007 - Preliminary Notice WorkCover WA Guides
The second edition of the WorkCover WA Guides will be in use from 26 November 2007.

09/11/2007 - New costs scale for the DRD
The Costs Committee have finalised...

07/11/2007 - November Edition of DRD E-Link
The DRD E-Link is a valuable way...

05/11/2007 - Injury Management Conference PowerPoint presentations now available
WorkCover WA are delighted to advise that the...

30/10/2007 - Common mistake is costly for no workers compensation policy
A home-based transport business must pay over $2000 in fines...

12/10/2007 - Evaluation of the 2005 Workers' Compensation Reforms
The final report is now available...

05/10/2007 - Approved medical specialists' training gets tick of approval
Over a dozen doctors...

26/09/2007 - Conference Program Finalised
WorkCover WA's Injury Management Conference Program...

19/09/2007 - Medical Certificates now available in word format
WorkCover WA is pleased...

11/09/2007 - DRD E-Newsletter launched
Su Lloyd, Director of the Dispute Resolution Directorate...

10/09/2007 - Comparison of workers’ compensation arrangements in Australia and New Zealand
The ASCC’s Comparison...

21/08/2007 - "Introduction to WorkCover WA is well worthwhile" say delegates
From the feedback received...

17/07/2007 - IFAP Supports Injury Management
As part of their Safety2007 Conference, IFAP...

26/06/2007 - Call for Submissions on Costs Scale
The Costs Committee gives notice...

18/06/2007 - Workshop attendees appreciate 'valuable learning experience'
The advanced technical training...

18/05/2007 - Workshop for medical specialists a success
More than 30 medical specialists...

04/05/2007 - Premium Rates Fall
Employment Protection Minister Michelle Roberts today announced a reduction in compulsory workers’ compensation insurance premium rates.

27/04/2007 - 2006-2007 Premium Rates Released

27/04/2007 - Scheme Update Seminar
The seminar provided an update...

06/03/2007 - New Director for the DRD
Su Lloyd an experienced legal practitioner....

01/01/2007 - New Learning Opportunities
This year’s learning program includes a...

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