On 4 March 2010, the Work Injured Resource Connection conducted a forum in South Australia. Several politicians who have expressed an interest or have an active interest in workers’ compensation were present.
Part of the forum has been uploaded on Youtube and is included below. The speaker in this video, Robert Brokenshire, represents the Family First party in the South Australian Parliament. Much of this part of his presentation reflects public statements that Brokenshire and others have made in relation to the State’s workers’ compensation system.
The significance of this video is not necessarily the content, as much of the short video is familiar. It may be more about the way that Australian lobby groups and social organisations involved with workers’ compensation and injured workers are finally beginning to use the new media technologies to increase their presence and, perhaps, influence.
Not all the politicians who attended the WIRC forum are up for re-election this month. The line-up included
Iain Evans – Shadow Minister
Ann Bressington – Independent MLC
Robert Brokenshire – Family First MLC
Mark Parnell – Greens MLC