|Issue No 52||05 May 2000|
Victims Compo Win for Workers
NSW Cabinet has agreed to exempt workers who are involved in armed hold-ups and abductions from plans to restrict access to the state Victims Compensation Scheme.
Labor MP Tony Stewart told the weekly Labor Council meeting that the government had made the exemptions after the intervention of unions' whose members would have been affected by a plan to cut entitlements for psychological harm to victims of crime.
This followed the intervention of the Finance Sector Union, Transport Workers Union, Nurses Association, LHMU and SDA about the impact of the changes.
Stewart, who chaired a cross-party inquiry into the scheme, told the Labor Council the changes had been designed to address a $200 million per annum blow-out in the scheme.
The cuts to access for psychological damage will also exempt the families of homocide victims, victims of sexual assault and victims of domestic assault. The changes are expected to be announced next week.
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International: Alive and Kicking
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History: The Manchester Movement
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Satire: Passing the Buck
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