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Australia’s $60b workers’ comp gravy train needs urgent review – Sydney Morning Herald

Australia’s workers’ compensation system was never part of the royal commission into financial services, but it’s now clear it should have been.

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These were some of the revelations of a joint investigation by The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and ABC TV’s Four Cornersinto the nation’s workers’ compensation system. It uncovered mismanagement in the NSW government-run icare and “unethical” conduct in Victoria’s scheme, which together cover nearly half of the nation’s workforce.
One of the people treated appallingly was Chris Iliopoulos, who had a back injury at work but despite excruciating pain she had to battle for the insurer, EML, to …

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