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14 November Victims of a crime may be entitled to extra payments Victims of crime can apply for a special payment from Government to help recover from a violent crime but a Sentencing Act Application may also be lodged in court against the perpetrator who is then liable for an additional financial payment.
9 November WorkCover, TAC and Centrelink By the time many injured people receive a lump sum settlement in a TAC or WorkCover claim, weekly payments have been terminated. In those cases, the injured person may end up on a Newstart allowance or a disability support pension. What happens when you receive a lump sum and you are also in receipt of Centrelink?
23 October New fatigue detecting technology may prevent injuries and deaths on the roads VicRoads and Monash University are running a new research trial that aims to use hi-tech camera devices that scan people’s eyes to gauge their level of fatigue and determine whether they might be too fatigued to drive.