Posted 31 August, 2017
“Camden Show [doesn’t] agree with the findings and think[s] it has wider ranging implications for the agricultural show movement, rodeos, and other sporting groups and community events’ Southwell said.” (Excerpt from Insurance Business Australia “Injured bull rider wins workers’ compensation in legal test case” story 20 June 2017)
A recent test case court ruling could see some horse and cattle event organisers revisit business structures and operations after NSW ruling whereby a bull rider who sustained injuries successfully claimed compensation under NSW Workers Compensation laws.The way the rider received the injury (bull-riding) was not in question.
As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Camden Show Society and Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association Limited held the bull-riding event, which was open to the public. It came down to the definition of an entertainer under Schedule 1 of the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998. The full ruling is outlined in the Certificate of Determination issued by the NSW Workers Compensation Commission.
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