More than $10 million in assistance claims denied as Australians caught trying to rort flood support

Tens of thousands of fraudulent flood assistance claims have been made this year, with more than $10 million dollars in support denied. Key points: There have been 3.5 million claims for flood support between February 28, 2022 and July 31, 2022 There have been more than 27,770 claims that have raised suspicions More than 793 … Read more

Commercial fishers eyeing compensation as six offshore wind farm zones get green light

Trawl fishers have ramped up calls for compensation following the federal government’s announcement that it will establish six offshore wind energy zones. Key points: Commercial fishers say they should be compensated if they are barred from fishing in parts of the ocean They are particularly worried about the size of the areas that could become off-limits Star of … Read more

Jacqui Lambie details the crisis she faced after a back injury ended her military career | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Jacqui Lambie details the crisis she faced after a back injury ended her military career | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Dept ‘not consulted’ about veteran centres  The Examiner Australia news LIVE: Debate turns to coal and gas after Labor’s climate bill passes lower house; Australia secures 450000 monkeypox vaccines  The Age Jacqui Lambie tells defence royal commission … Read more

Truck drivers call on transport accident commission to review law for pedestrian deaths

A Portland truck driver who is barred from accessing compensation for his trauma after witnessing a tragic pedestrian death is calling for a law change to close the loophole. Key points: Truck drivers are calling for help to access pain and suffering compensation  A Geelong lawyer is sending a proposal for legislation change to fix a loophole The … Read more

Months after funeral insurer’s collapse left First Nations customers out of pocket, government offers funding to cover funerals

After four months of uncertainty, customers of a failed funeral insurer have had a burden lifted off their shoulders, with the federal government promising to pay out claims while it investigates the company’s demise. Key points: A government scheme will cover funeral costs for Youpla customers left without insurance Youpla went into liquidation in March this year, … Read more