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Playing the blame game – Apportioning liability between host employers and labour hire employers

The last three decades have seen a proliferation of labour hire arrangements across a number of industries in Australia: in…

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Failure to appeal could be fatal for a worker’s claim, but has the door been left open

The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Act) provides an ‘intersecting web of reviews and appeals‘. Can a worker go behind that…

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NSW moves to protect essential workers – Emergency Measures legislation passed

On 13 May 2020 the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Miscellaneous) Bill 2020 (NSW) was passed by both houses NSW Parliament with the…

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National Workers Compensation newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the HWL Ebsworth National Workers Compensation Bulletin. We are delighted to bring you a…

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COVID-19: What are the workers compensation risks and impacts in South Australia?

The outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020…

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Empty supermarket shelves but unlikely compensation claims

We haven’t seen the World Health Organisation (WHO) classify a pandemic since 2009 where we saw H1N1 influenza, better known…

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