Gow Gates Posts

NSW Workers Compensation changes, COVID-19 is now deemed as a workplace injury

June 11, 2020

The NSW Parliament has moved to deliver new protections for a wide range of essential workers at risk of contracting COVID-19 in the course of their duties. On 14 May 2020, the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures – Miscellaneous) Bill 2020 [NSW] was passed by both houses of Parliament. The amendments will provide medical assistance […]

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Aged Care Insurance Market Update

May 15, 2020

Since creating the first Aged Care insurance facility in Australia some 40 years ago, we have observed over the years insurance rates increasing and decreasing but not to any significant degree. Despite these fluctuations, generally the industry has been treated well by insurers in comparison to others. Historically, the sector was known to benefit from some […]

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Workers Compensation Claims and Premiums

April 24, 2020

As COVID-19 has collectively disrupted the normality of business operations, how does it affect Workers Compensation Claims and Premiums? Support has been offered by SIRA, icare and the Government through legislation change. With this support, Employers and Employees need to be aware of how COVID-19 has specifically impacted premiums and the claims process. Changes to […]

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