Friday February 7, 2014
NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Andrew Constance MP and Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP visited St Marys RSL & Ex-Servicemen’s Club this week to discuss how the State Government’s reforms to WorkCover have impacted on business WorkCover premiums.
“The NSW Government’s reforms have freed up businesses to grow and are providing better support for injured workers to help them return safely to work sooner,” Minister Constance said.
“The NSW Government’s reforms are delivering a fairer system, with more generous payments being provided to severely injured workers, and Mulgoa businesses receiving incentives to improve workplace safety,” Tanya Davies said.
It means Mulgoa employers have benefited from an average premium rate reduction of 13.06 per cent in the past 12 months.
Safe Work Australia has reported that in 2012/13, NSW’s return to work rate improved by three per cent to 88 per cent - making it higher than the national average of 86 per cent.
“This is a great result for workers and employers. There is now adequate funding to protect injured worker payments while rewarding employers for good safety performance,” Tanya Davies said.