TOPIC: Work rights

Why safe workplaces matter

Why safe workplaces matter

Coming home from our jobs in one piece is something that most of us take for granted. For others, poor management, a lack of training and dodgy equipment are par for the course – meaning it’s only a matter of time before disaster strikes.

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WorkCover win for Hazelwood mine fire excavator operator

WorkCover win for Hazelwood mine fire excavator operator

When the Hazelwood open cut mine fire broke out in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley in early 2014, experienced excavator operator David Briggs got an urgent call from RTL Mining & Earthworks asking if he would come and work for them to help put out the blaze.

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Emergency service workers to receive mental health support

Emergency service workers to receive mental health support

In June 2019, the Andrews Government began funding Victorian police and paramedics for immediate medical treatment for mental health injuries.

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Work injury compensation: report it, record it, repeat it

Work injury compensation: report it, record it, repeat it

In the legal world, "he-said, she-said" is usually pretty unlikely to win your case. In workplace injury cases, it can be even more difficult. Any evidence, whether it's formally written down or witnessed by a co-worker, can be critical to the success of a claim.

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Road rights

5 things cyclists want car drivers to know

Bicycles are legally recognised as a vehicle on the road, meaning cyclists enjoy the same rights to use public roads as other road users.

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Asbestos

We need to talk about silicosis

Respiratory disease silicosis poses a threat to a new generation of Aussie workers.

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Wills & estates

Everything you should know about DIY wills

DIY Wills seems like an easy option, however there are common mistakes that people make which can cause the Will to be invalid. Learn more about Wills here.

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