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Inquiry Details

Workers Compensation fraud

The committee has resolved on 8 December 2004 that it will not proceed with this inquiry.  A report will be presented to the House to this effect.
Resolution passed 2 December, Minutes of Proceedings No. 36, Item 17, p 466 That, in relation to the inquiry into the New South Wales workers compensation scheme undertaken in the previous Parliament, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1 inquire into and report on the implementation of its recommendations and conclusions and any developments in workers compensation in New South Wales since the Committee's final report in September 2002 and in particular: (a) the extent to which the McKinsey and Company's scheme design review commissioned by WorkCover New South Wales addressed the Committee's evidence, conclusions and recommendations, and (b) the incidence of fraud in workers compensation both in relation to fraudulent practices by employers and fraudulent and exaggerated claims by employees, including: (i) the priority and resources given to fraud investigation by WorkCover New South Wales, (ii) the methods of investigating and prosecuting fraud, (iii) the methods used to combat fraud and their effectiveness, (iv) the cost of fraud to the New South Wales workers compensation scheme, and (v) methods used in other jurisdictions to combat fraud. "The committee will meet at a future date to consider the management of this inquiry."

That, in relation to the inquiry into the New South Wales workers compensation scheme undertaken in the previous Parliament, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1 inquire into and report on the implementation of its recommendations and conclusions and any developments in workers compensation in New South Wales since the Committee's final report in September 2002 and in particular: (a) the extent to which the McKinsey and Company's scheme design review commissioned by WorkCover New South Wales addressed the Committee's evidence, conclusions and recommendations, and (b) the incidence of fraud in workers compensation both in relation to fraudulent practices by employers and fraudulent and exaggerated claims by employees, including: (i) the priority and resources given to fraud investigation by WorkCover New South Wales, (ii) the methods of investigating and prosecuting fraud, (iii) the methods used to combat fraud and their effectiveness, (iv) the cost of fraud to the New South Wales workers compensation scheme, and (v) methods used in other jurisdictions to combat fraud. "The committee will meet at a future date to consider the management of this inquiry."


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