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  • News article

    Independent WHS Prosecutor secures $3M fine in first industrial manslaughter conviction

    On 11 June 2020, in the Brisbane District Court, Australia’s first conviction and sentence for industrial manslaughter was handed down. The defendant, Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd, had on 3 April 2020 entered a guilty plea to one offence contrary to s34C of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 ("the Act").

  • News article

    Allied health table of costs update 2020

    WorkCover Queensland has reviewed and updated the Allied health table of costs for 2020. The changes take effect from 1 July 2020.

  • Ministerial media release

    Queensland WorkCover premiums remain lowest in the country

    The Palaszczuk Government will not increase the WorkCover premium rate, as businesses across the state battle to cope with the challenges of COVID-19.

  • News article

    Phone scam alert

    We have received a number of reports from members of the public who have been contacted by a person purporting to be from WorkCover and asking they contact him about the claim they have lodged with WorkCover.

  • News article

    Annual review of Allied health table of costs for 2020-2021

    WorkCover Queensland is commencing the annual review of the Allied Health Table of Costs for the 2020-2021 financial year.

  • News article

    Availability of disposable respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic

    There is currently a shortage of disposable particulate respirators in Australia due to an increase in demand from health care workers and from the public and because many Chinese manufacturers have temporarily shut down.

  • News article

    COVID-19 Telehealth for Allied Health - update 1 April 2020

    The current tables of costs for allied health providers already include telehealth as a service delivery option for allied health providers. Telehealth services are only related to video consultations.

  • Media release

    Small business and its director fined more than $40,000 for unsafe electrical practices

    After a hearing in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court recently, a small concreting business and its sole director have been fined a total of $42,500 for unsafe electrical practices, exposing people to risk of serious injury or death.

  • News article

    Updated Medical Items Table of Costs including new diagnostic imaging fees—effective 1 April 2020

    The Medical Items Table of Costs has been updated to reflect MBS changes up to 17 March 2020, which include amendments to intensive care and emergency medicine and new COVID-19 telehealth items. New diagnostic imaging fees have also been released, effective 1 April 2020.

  • News article

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) workplace risk management

    A novel (new) strain of coronavirus which originated in Hubei Province, China in 2019 can cause a respiratory disease called COVID-19.It doesn’t matter if you’re a worker or someone who is responsible for workers, you must identify and manage work health and safety risks including the exposure to COVID-19. Businesses should also plan to respond to cases of COVID-19 at work in line with advice provided by Queensland Health

  • News article

    An update from WorkCover Queensland on COVID-19

    The impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve across Queensland, Australia and the rest of the globe. WorkCover Queensland is focussed on the health, well-being and safety of our own staff, our customers and our stakeholders.

  • News article

    Coroner’s findings into Dreamworld tragedy

    Coroner James MacDougall conducted an exhaustive inquest following the tragic deaths of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi on the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld on 25 October 2016.