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Robert Hughes

What is the real impact of return to work programmes in Australia?

The Heads of Workers' Compensation Authorities (HWCA) is the organisation that brings together all comp authorities in Australia and New Zealand.  Each year it publishes a report called the Monitor which evaluates performance and sets benchmarks. In 07/08, the Monitor was based on a survey of 3,017 injured workers.  It states: "In 2007/08, just under nine in ten injured workers returned to work.  This rate is comp...

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