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June/July 2011 (vol. 08/1)

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International OH systems, Part 5

Part 5: Australia

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In the fifth of a series of articles exploring different national occupational health systems, Euan Thompson discusses the rise of OH in Australia and examines its often complex workers’ compensation systems.

AUSTRALIA, of a country of 22.5 million people, is a federation of six states and two territories. The population is rising, 60% of this due to immigration. The working….

Dr Euan Thompson is a consultant occupational physician working in private practice in Perth, Western Australia. He looks after a mixture of clients ranging from oil and gas and mining, to public sector bodies, to workers’ compensation insurance matters. He is an approved medical specialist for Workcover WA.

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2011 (vol. 08/1) pp28-32

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