Compo back to very best

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

I WRITE to welcome the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment’s an­nounce­ment that it will re­peal un­fair changes pre­vi­ously made to the state’s work­ers com­pen­sa­tion scheme that will en­sure Queens­land once again has Aus­tralia’s best work­ers com­pen­sa­tion scheme.

In 2013, the New­man gov­ern­ment in­tro­duced un­fair in­jury thresh­olds that saw the le­gal rights of thou­sands of the state’s in­jured work­ers stripped away.

The in­tro­duc­tion of a Bill to the Queens­land Par­lia­ment on July 15 to re­peal in­jury thresh­olds is good news for in­jured work­ers and em­ploy­ers.

With this Bill, Queens­land can once again proudly say we have the best work­ers com­pen­sa­tion scheme in the coun­try.

LAURA NEIL,

Bar­ris­ter, Ru­ral and Re­gional Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Aus­tralian

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