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ARTICLES

Are physios fit for RTW?
Paul Coburn and the RTWMatters team | The answer is a resounding yes from experienced physiotherapist Paul Coburn, who shares his thoughts on the interplay of physical injury and mental health, certification of capacity and the many good things physios offer in the realm of RTW.
Australia's most wanted: a mentally healthy workplace
RTWMatters team | Want to secure a mentally healthy workplace but not exactly sure what one looks like? Mental health foundation Superfriend have drawn a picture of the target.
Five ways to manage conflict
RTWMatters team | Integration, obligation, domination, avoidance and compromise are all valid ways to manage conflict. The trick is knowing which tactic to use when, and why...
Does hurting here - and here - and here - make it harder to work?
Dr Mary Wyatt | Multi-site pain is a common phenomenon among working-age people and it strongly increases work disability risk.

Industry News

Personal face of work injury
Published on April 24, 2017 | A short article in The Age paints a vivid picture of the lingering impact of traumatic injury at work. Three years ago Dan Casey's foot was nearly amputated after a young co-worker mistakenly flicked the hydraulic arm of a Bobcat he was driving.
Work satisfaction on the radio
Published on April 24, 2017 |
Management lip service not enough to avoid psychiatric injury
Published on April 18, 2017 | A youth justice case manager who suffered a breakdown and failed to return to work after more than a year of conflict with her immediate manager has been awarded $625,345 for lost earnings and pain and suffering after the Supreme Court of Victoria ruled that she had unnecessarily been exposed to risk of injury by her employer.
$50 mil for workplace mental health in Victoria
Published on April 18, 2017 | In good news for Victorian organisations, WorkHealth is expanding, with the aim of helping employers make mental health a priority in the workplace. The new program will offer initiatives including an interactive online platform and business-wide "mental health checks".
Australia has fewer serious claims, but they cost more
Published on April 10, 2017 | There was a 33% drop in serious workers compensation claims between 2000-01 and 2013-14, according to the 2014-15 Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics report recently released by Safe Work Australia.