‘It’s Broken’

Workers' Compensation in NSW since 2012

Workers’ compensation is an essential safety net, and is intended to provide a degree of financial protection for those workers unfortunate enough to be injured at work. But in NSW, major changes to the workers’ compensation system have had the opposite effect, pushing injured workers into financial hardship and imposing untold stresses on them as they navigate a byzantine, complex system. This report explores NSW’s workers’ compensation framework since it was reformed in 2012, bringing the voices of the workers’ who have experienced it to light.

July 2022
Edward Cavanough

Michael Buckland

Marnina Lefevbre