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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Statement on Coroner’s findings into Dreamworld tragedy

    The Queensland Government accepts the coroner’s findings. The matter has been referred to the independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor to decide whether action will be taken against Dreamworld’s owner, Ardent Leisure, under the Work Health and Safety Act.

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    New return to work services panel

    WorkCover Queensland has now completed the open tender process to appoint a new return to work services panel.

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    Premier’s Statement on Coronavirus

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has conducted another meeting of Queensland’s Disaster Management Committee, the third in as many days. The group, including Queensland’s Chief Medical Officer, is co-ordinating the state’s Coronavirus response.

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    Changes to Medical items table of costs - effective 1 December 2019

    The medical items table of costs, effective 1 December 2019 are now available.

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    Workers' Compensation Legislative Amendments

    The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the amendment Bill) was passed by the Queensland Parliament, and received assent on 30 October 2019.

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    Concrete pumping Code of Practice 2019

    The new code replaces the existing code on 2 December 2019. On 24 October 2019, the Minister for Education and Minster for Industrial Relations approved the Concrete pumping Code of Practice 2019 which commences on 2 December 2019.

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    First prosecution under Queensland’s pioneering industrial manslaughter laws

    In a first for Queensland, the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor has commenced a prosecution against Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd for industrial manslaughter under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

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    Help shape future workplace mental health programs and tools for Queensland

    You are invited to share insights into the preferences, barriers and drivers for your organisation in developing and implementing health and safety management systems that consider mental health.