Victorian government may increase premiums paid by businesses if Labor’s WorkCover bill is defeated, Jacinta Allan said

The Victorian premier has threatened to further hike premiums paid by businesses to fund the state’s worker’s compensation scheme if parliament does not pass proposed reforms she says will secure its financial future.

The Coalition party room on Tuesday voted to oppose the WorkCover bill in its current form, joining the Greens and several other cross benchers in effectively denying Labor the numbers it needs to pass the legislation in the upper house.

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