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IRO Alerts

The IRO Alerts (formerly published as WIRO Wires) are newsletters containing updates, relevant news and announcements on policy changes, developments on the workers compensation scheme and other IRO activities.

Thursday 16 July, 2020

Please read about changes to the WIRO Funding Policy for Hearing Aids claims applicable from 1 July 2020 here:

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Monday 13 July, 2020

The COVID-19 March - June 2020 report provides a consolidated view of COVID-19 related Solutions and ILARS matters since WIRO commenced collecting specific information on 1 March 2020. For further information, please see the attached WIRO WIRE.

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Wednesday 17 June, 2020

The Court of Appeal (Brereton Whitton v Technical and Further Education Commission t/as TAFE NSW [2020] NSWCA 113.

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Tuesday 19 May, 2020

WIRO has released a WIRE regarding COVID 19 changes to the Workers Compensation Act 1987.

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Thursday 14 May, 2020

WIRO has released a WIRE regarding:

1. WCC's Guide for Legal Practitioners --How to conduct telephone conciliations/arbitrations and telephone mediations- and -

2. SIRA-s -Guidance for referring medicolegal examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic"

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Monday 27 April, 2020

We have released a WIRO WIRE to Approved Lawyers - COVID 19 Operational Changes.

The WIRE is available here.

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Friday 20 December, 2019

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Friday 20 December, 2019

WIRO supports SafeWork NSW Forum to be held at Parliament House, Sydney on Thursday, 20 February 2020.

SafeWork NSW is proud to present this forum on proactive approaches to creating a psychological and mentally healthy workplace, a FREE event for the legal professional services industry.

The event aims to build awareness of mental health in the legal workplace and provides practical tools to manage risk to workplace psychological hazards.

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Wednesday 28 August, 2019

I am delighted to announce the release of the new WIRO Funding Policy for the Independent Legal Assistance and Review Service and the new ILARS Grant Amount Guide.

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Friday 9 August, 2019

In response to a request made to SIRA from WIRO for guidance for lawyers about maximum gazetted fees for medical reports.

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