Calls to sack icare board

Australia’s largest public sector workers compensation insurer is under fire for failures and mismanagement.

Comcare hunts for compo fraud snoops

By Julian Bajkowski and Paul Hemsley Comcare, the federal government agency responsible for workplace safety, rehabilitation and compensation is on the lookout for experienced insurance investigators to detect fraudsters trying to rort the compensation system. The agency’s Fraud Response Unit (FRU) has issued a detailed tender notice for prospective private eyes as part of efforts […]

Auditor-General calls for new injury management targets

By Angela Dorizas The New South Wales Government must set new injury management targets for public sector chief executives and hold them and their ministers to account on performance, the state’s Auditor-General Peter Achterstraat has said. Mr Achterstraat has released his review of the Working Together strategy, which was developed by the Department of Premier […]

Workers comp for EMA personnel

By Staff Writer Federal Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, has announced that emergency response teams are to be covered by workers compensation. In a joint statement with Attorney-General Robert McClelland, the Deputy Prime Minister announced that personnel involved in disaster response, domestically and internationally, will be covered by workers compensation as soon […]


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