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  • Media release

    Huge fines imposed on major macadamia nut grower

    One of the world’s largest macadamia producers has been fined more than $400,000 over a series of work safety breaches which left workers with serious injuries, including an injury which resulted in a forearm amputation.

  • News article

    Medical fees update - effective 1 December 2021

    WorkCover Queensland has reviewed and updated the tables of costs for medical treatment applicable for workers' compensation in Queensland. The changes are effective 1 December 2021 and reflect the maximum fees payable.

  • News article

    Craig's story

    Craig suffered serious injuries when he fell from a ladder at work. Here's how support and a positive mindset helped Craig get back.

  • News article

    New Private Hospital Services Table of Costs now available – effective 1 December 2021

    WorkCover Queensland has introduced a Private Hospital Services Table of Costs for the treatment of patients with a workers' compensation claim.

  • Media release

    New films urge rural Queenslanders to be safe around electricity

    Five new films launched by the Queensland Government today are aimed at keeping rural communities safe from electrical dangers.

  • Ministerial media release

    Rural plant code of practice 2004 review

    The Office of Industrial Relations is currently reviewing the Rural Plant Code of Practice 2004 (the Code). Consultation closes 5pm, Monday 29 November 2021.

  • Media release

    Mushroom farm fined $130,000 for workplace incident

    A family-run Ballandean mushroom farm and its director faced the Warwick Magistrates Court recently in relation to horrific injuries sustained by a worker in 2019.

  • Media release

    Former nurse tells how her neighbour’s life was in her hands

    Be prepared - that’s the message a life-saving nurse wants you to adopt if you work on the land or in isolated areas across the state. It’s also why she has joined Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s team of Safety Advocates, Head of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Tony James said.

  • Media release

    Mentally healthy workplaces make better business for all

    As Mental Health Week kicks off, Queenslanders are urged to take time to focus on their mental wellbeing, while employers are asked to make their staff’s mental health a priority.

  • Media release

    Shane Webcke gets serious about work safety

    Former footy warhorse Shane Webcke was famous for his on-field passion, determination and work ethic, but he’s now bringing these same qualities to his role as an advocate for work safety.

  • News article

    Her life in my hands – the Robyn Neilson story

    Robyn Neilson was a first responder to her neighbour who suffered horrific injuries after her arm caught in a post-hole digger on a remote cattle property.

  • News article

    Annual review of medical fees

    WorkCover Queensland is commencing the annual review of medical fees. Associations and providers can provide feedback by 22 October 2021.