Parliament Injured Workers Forum

Parliament Injured Workers Forum – November 2017 (PDF version)

With five years since the destructive workers’ compensation cuts, a forum has been announced to discuss current issues and how we need to improve the system so employees are better supported.

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Macquarie Room

Parliament House


  • 12:30pm Brief welcome to Parliament and Acknowledgement of Country– David Shoebridge
  • 12:35pm Introduction – Joe Maric, Injured Workers Support Network, and Annette Thorncraft, injured worker, former teacher/librarian
  • 12:45pm Understanding Section 39 – Kim Garling, WIRO
  • 12:55pm The impact on workers – Union panel of Shay Deguara PSA, Rita Mallia CFMEU and MUA (TBC)
  • 1:10pm The political reality – Minister Dominello, Shadow Minister Barr, Greens MP David Shoebridge
  • 1:40pm Moderated Q&A
  • 2:00pm Closing – Sue Bowrey and injured worker Joe