Australian Emergency Law

The NSW Government has introduced significant changes to the workers compensation scheme in NSW.  It is beyond the scope of this blog to identify all those changes, I’m sure there are ‘workers compensation’ blogs that will be able to give us all the details.

What is of note here is that the original bill, the Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 said:

25 Police officers,

The benefits amendments do not apply to or in respect of an injury received by a police officer (before or after the commencement of this clause), and the Workers Compensation Acts (and the regulations under those Acts) apply to and in respect of such an injury as if those amendments had not been enacted.

The Bill amends the ‘Workers Compensation Act 1987 and other Acts with respect to the reform of the NSW workers compensation scheme.’  The effect of Schedule 12, Clause 25 (above)…

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About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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