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Future of Work

On 12 July 2016, Phil Ruthven from IBISWorld delivered an interesting presentation at WorkCover WA on the future of work. There were nearly 30 scheme participants in attendance, including insurers, health providers, lawyers and employer representatives.

Independent review of the Conciliation and Arbitration Services

The independent review of Western Australia’s workers’ compensation dispute resolution system is now available.

Public hospital fees for workers’ compensation patients 2016-17

Revised public hospital fees for compensable patients come into effect on 1 July 2016. Public hospital fees for compensable and motor vehicle third party insurance patients in WA are regulated by the Department of Health under the Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927. The Hospitals (Services Charges for Compensable Patients) Amendment…Read More »

Supporting small business owners

WorkCover WA will be exhibiting at the Nifnex Small Business Expo at Ascot Racecourse on Friday 8 July 2016. The Expo will showcase services that are essential for Perth small business owners to start, grow and expand their business.

Prescribed amount schedule for 2016-17

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.

Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar – 14 June

WorkCover WA holds a seminar every quarter to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia.

Regulation amendment – definition of ‘industrial award’

A new regulation has been effected which expands the definition of ‘industrial award’ in the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

2016/17 Recommended Premium Rates

WorkCover WA Chief Executive Officer Ms Michelle Reynolds today made a media statement announcing a 0.3 per cent decrease in the 2016/17 recommended premium rates for compulsory workers’ compensation insurance in Western Australia.

Heads Up!

WorkCover WA is promoting beyondblue and the Heads Up initiative to raise awareness about the importance of mentally healthy workplaces.

Publication of Arbitration Practice Note

Pursuant to s 294(4) of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, the Registrar of the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service (WCAS) has the power to issue arbitration practice notes. The purpose of issuing practice notes is part of the WCAS’s continuing efforts to improve the efficiency, consistency and functioning of the Service.