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  • December 2, 2019AAT Confirms Payments Cut Off Due to Pre-existing Mental Health Disorder

    Oliver v Comcare [2019] AATA 4194.   Key Points: The Tribunal was required to consider whether an employee continued to suffer from the effects of her compensable psychological injury. The Tribunal found in favour of the employer.   Background: Sharon Oliver (the applicant) commenced employment with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) in 2001.  The applicant […]

  • December 2, 2019SBS not liable for hairdresser’s stress claim

    Lord and Comcare [2019] AATA 2965.   Key Points The Tribunal was required to consider whether SBS were liable to pay compensation for a psychological condition suffered by a hair and make-up artist. The Tribunal found in favour of the employer.   Background Ms Belinda Lord (the applicant) began working for SBS as a hair […]

  • October 8, 2019SBS not liable for hairdresser’s stress claim

    Lord and Comcare [2019] AATA 2965. Key Points: The Tribunal was required to consider whether SBS were liable to pay compensation for a psychological condition suffered by a hair and make-up artist. The Tribunal found in favour of the employer.   Background: Ms Belinda Lord (the applicant) began working for SBS as a hair and […]

  • September 19, 2019No liability to pay for “Ted” (aka psychiatric assistance dog)

    Brideson by guardian Lynette Brideson and Australian Capital Territory [2019] AATA 2314 (31 July 2019).   Key Points: Mr Brideson sought compensation for the training and upkeep of a psychiatric assistance dog. The Tribunal found that the dog did not fit the definitions of medical treatment or an aid or appliance and, therefore, compensation was […]

  • September 19, 2019New Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities

    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities) Instrument 2019.   Key Points The new Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities came into effect on 15 August 2019. The differences between the previous guidelines and the new guidelines are briefly discussed below. If you would like a more in-depth explanation of the changes, please get in touch. […]

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