The Scarlet Letter

Gabrielle Lis

An anonymous tip-off alleging Machiavellian plotting has unions and industry whispering about dirty deeds done anything but dirt cheap at WorkCover Queensland.

In February 2010, WorkCover Queensland released a discussion paper entitled Ensuring Sustainability and Fairness. It detailed the substantial financial setbacks the state’s workers’ compensation insurer had suffered during the GFC and sought to identify ‘additional drivers’ behind what WorkCover termed an ‘emerging financial situation’. In recent years overall claims costs have burgeoned in the sunshine s...

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Published 26 April, 2010