SA on the up and up?

Dr Mary Wyatt

The RTW figures coming out of SA look encouraging. Are they telling us the whole story?

Four years ago, South Australia (SA) was languishing at the bottom of the workers’ comp pile, with the worst RTW outcomes and financial management in Australia. In 2005-06, return to work rates in South Australia were 10% below the national average and durable return to work rates 13% below the national average. In 2005, the average premium rate in SA was 3%. This was the highest in the country, compared to 1.43% in Queensland an...

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