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Harmonised workers' comp: a SWAB or a solution?

Gabrielle Lis and Anna Kelsey-Sugg

Safe Work Australia is up and running but the Safe Work Australia Bill is back in Parliament. What's going on?

In a historic day for Australian democracy, Julia Gillard managed last November to achieve something remarkable: she had Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz, aggressive advocate for the human right to log, and Senator Rachel Siewert of the tree-loving Greens in bemused agreement with one another over the government’s plans for the new Safe Work Australia body. The problem for Julia? She wasn’t invited to the party. According...

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