The ‘Couple Rule’ creates a dilemma in Australia

The ‘Couple Rule’ creates a dilemma in Australia

Lyndal Sleep Queensland, Australia, July 21, 2019 In Australia’s social security laws, the “couple rule“ is used to determine if a person is in a relationship, tying access to Centrelink payments to the income and assets of their partner. For victims of domestic violence, it ties a woman’s access to social security payment to the perpetrator. Recently I analysed Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)…

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Knee and Hip Replacement top Southern Cross claims

Knee and Hip Replacement top Southern Cross claims

Venkat Raman Auckland, July 21, 2019 Knee and Hip Replacement topped the insurance claims settled by the South Cross Health Society last year, figures released over the weekend reveal. Chief Medical Officer Dr Stephen Child said that the Society paid a whopping $94.7 million in settlement of claims filed by its customers during the past financial year. The amount includes…

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