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Psychiatric cases and secondary depression - ELEARNING
Dr Peter Cotton and Dr Mary Wyatt | An online training module for RTW Coordinators who need tools to help them manage cases where there is psychological injury.... read more >>
Seeing trouble
Gabrielle Lis | We eyeball visual impairment in the workplace, with insights from Jan Hauser, Vision Australia National Employment Services Manager.... read more >>
Healing or harming?
Gabrielle Lis | Workers across the world describe similar worries, frustrations and difficulties with the health professionals who treat work injury, in a review of the evidence by Australian researchers.... read more >>
Geography of RTW and mental health
Gabrielle Lis | Do workers in some Australian jurisdictions take more time off work for a mental health claim than others? If so, why?... read more >>
 

Industry News

Short and sweat. (We mean sweet.)
Published on January 15, 2019 | We've all said it: "I don't have time to exercise." But what if you could give yourself all the benefits of an hour-long workout (increased fitness, better mood) in just ten minutes. (Full disclosure: you'll also have to find time for a warm up and a shower or two.... read more >>
QLD Supreme Court rejects mandatory counselling after trauma
Published on January 15, 2019 | A paramedic who witnessed traumatic incidents in the course of his work, including one incident resulting in the death of a teenager, has had his psychiatric injury claim rejected by the Supreme Court of Queensland.... read more >>
Rostering for FIFO mental health
Published on January 15, 2019 | Following on from a recent report that found that FIFO workers are more likely than workers to experience high levels of psychological distress, a West Australian state MP is calling on the resource industry to do more in terms of rostering for good mental health.... read more >>
Reminder: Pregabalin (Lyrica) is a potentially dangerous drug
Published on December 19, 2018 | Pregablin, a nerve pain drug often sold under the brand name Lyrica, is frequently prescribed for back pain. Initially marketed as a non-addictive alternative to opioids, it's becoming increasingly clear that the drug is both addictive and dangerous.... read more >>
NSW Business Chamber wants to reform the reforms
Published on December 13, 2018 | The 2015 overhaul of the NSW workers' compensation system  resulted in a three-way split of responsibilities between the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), Insurance and Care NSW (icare) and SafeWork NSW.... read more >>