WHS, Workers Compensation & Injury Management links

Every worker has the right to a safe workplace. When they go to work each day, they should fully expect to return home uninjured and in the same state of health as they left.

Occupational health and safety is the issue of complete physical, mental and social well-being within a workplace.

Ensuring safe and healthy workplaces has always been one of the fundamental roles of unions. Unions believe that when people come together, great results can be achieved.Learn more here.

ACTULogoJune2013Medium The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is the largest peak body representing workers in Australia. It is a national trade union centre of 46 affiliated unions.
DEPTLT_Gradient Colour NSW Health Department Mental Health Resources Page – Resources and Publications
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IARC is a not-for-profit registered charity specialising in Australian immigration and refugee law and policy. IARC is a strong advocate in policy and law reform; is a leader in immigration education and continuing professional development for legal and immigration practitioners; and provides free immigration advice to financially disadvantaged immigrants and refugees in New South Wales.


The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues, particularly international labour standards and decent work for all. 185 of the 193 UN member states are members of the ILO.

In 1969, the organization received the Nobel Peace Prize for improving peace among classes, pursuing justice for workers, and providing technical assistance to developing nations.

The ILO registers complaints against entities that are violating international rules; however, it does not impose sanctions on governments.


NSW For All In June 2012, the O’Farrell Government slashed Workers Compensation for all workers in NSW.

The key to fighting these savage cuts is to highlight the stories of injured workers.

adb logo round medium The Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales was set up under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to promote anti-discrimination and equal opportunity principles and policies throughout NSW and to administer the Act. It is part of the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice.  It may be relevant for harassment and bullying based on defined discrimination categories.
SWA_logo_inline lo res medium Safe Work Australia leads the development of national policy to improve work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.
bn_unionsafe_medium The UnionSafe website is designed to make your job easier, whether you are a workplace safety rep, a union official or a trade union educator.




The NSW Government established the WorkCover Independent Review Office (WIRO) in 2012 as part of its reforms of the State’s workers’ compensation system.

WIRO’s primary goal is to help resolve complaints quickly, fairly and justly. it is an independent statutory organisation which:

  • resolves complaints made by workers about insurers (where possible).
  • facilitates access to independent legal advice for injured workers to resolve disputes about entitlements.
  • reviews the procedures used by an insurer to assess work capacity decisions.
  • encourages the establishment of a dispute resolution process between employers and insurers.
  • reports to the Minister on relevant matters.
workcover WorkCover NSW is part of the Safety, Return to Work and Support Division (SRWSD) which was formed under the Safety, Return to Work and Support Board Act 2012 on 1 August 2012.




WorkersHealthCentreMedium Established in the early 1970s, the Workers Health Centre is Australia’s oldest workers  health and safety and return to work  service.The Workers Health Centre is used by trade unions, employers including some of Australia’s largest companies and organisations, government departments, local councils and community organisations.




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