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Friday 3 June, 2022

The latest issue of IRO News has been published.

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Friday 20 May, 2022

Registrations filling up for IRO Sydney Seminar

Registrations are filling up fast for in-person attendance at the Independent Review Office (IRO) Sydney Seminar to be held on June 15. Register now to confirm your place.

The seminar, A Focus on Psychological Injuries and COVID-19, to be held at Aerial UTS Function Centre in Ultimo from 9.30am-3pm, will also be live streamed and recorded and made available on the IRO website following the event - so if you can-t secure an in-person registration you will still be able to participate.

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Monday 9 May, 2022

Registrations are now open for the Independent Review Office (IRO) Sydney Seminar to be held on June 15.

The seminar, A Focus on Psychological Injuries and COVID-19, to be held at Aerial UTS Function Centre in Ultimo from 9.30am-3pm, will be live streamed and recorded and made available on the IRO website following the event.

Two trends that stand out in statutory personal injury claims in 2022 have been the increase in psychological injury claims and the impact of COVID-19.

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Monday 9 May, 2022

The paper "Resolution of disputes under Section 60 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) in the Personal Injury Commission" is now available.

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Wednesday 6 April, 2022

The Independent Review Office (IRO) will again run a Sydney Seminar on 15 June 2022.

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Wednesday 9 March, 2022

The first edition of our new publication, IRO News, has been published.

IRO News is a tri-annual publication to keep Independent Review Office (IRO) stakeholders informed about our work. Along with general news and updates it also feature two regular sections, ILARS Update and Solutions Spotlight where you will read updates on these two specialised areas.

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Thursday 24 February, 2022

The Independent Review Office (IRO) will again run a series of Regional Seminars in May 2022. Planned Seminars in February this year, and also previously in 2020/21, were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions; now that these restrictions are being lifted across New South Wales, the IRO team is visiting north, south and west regional centres.

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Wednesday 8 December, 2021

The Independent Review Office (IRO) will again run a series of Regional Seminars in early 2022. Planned Seminars in 2020/21 were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions; now that these restrictions are lifting across New South Wales, the IRO team is visiting north, south and west regional centres.

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Thursday 25 November, 2021

The Independent Review Office (IRO) saw record demand for all services in 2020-21, with increased complaints about personal injury compensation insurers and more applications for legal assistance by lawyers representing injured workers.

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Monday 31 May, 2021

The IRO ALERT - 2021 Seminar Program released is now available.

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Monday 31 May, 2021

The 2021 IRO Seminar Program is now available and can be viewed here.

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Wednesday 24 February, 2021

The ILARS Funding Guidelines are now available.

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Wednesday 24 February, 2021

The Guidelines for approval as an IRO Approved Lawyer are now available.

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Wednesday 4 March, 2020

The Agenda for WIRO's Newcastle Regional Seminar is available here.

Instructions for installing the WIRO App are as follows:

1. Download the Ignite Event Launcher from the Apple or Google store; and

2. Enter the event code: WIRON2020.

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Tuesday 11 February, 2020

The Updated Case Studies in the WIRO Bulletin (issues 20 to 56) is now available.

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Tuesday 7 May, 2019

The NSW Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer will address lawyers and other legal professionals in Newcastle on Friday.

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Tuesday 16 April, 2019

The NSW Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer will address lawyers and other legal professionals in Ballina tomorrow.

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Saturday 16 March, 2019

WIRO offers our most heartfelt condolences to those who lost loved ones at the hands of hate in Christchurch. We keep those who were injured in our thoughts and pray for their recovery.

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Tuesday 1 January, 2019

From 1 January 2019, WIRO will handle all enquiries and complaints from all injured workers about Insurers. This will now include first responders such as Police, Firefighters and Paramedics.

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Monday 10 December, 2018

WIRO will be closed from 24 December 2018 until 2 January 2019. We wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous 2019.

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