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(generated from captions) an injury compensation claim. Cheryl Hall has this report.

Rebecca Wallis worked for

Linfox Armaguard, count ing coins in the company's Essendon office. On Melbourne Cup office. On Melbourne Cup day

2007, she lift add heavy bag of

coins, and began on a course

with tragic consequences. She

picked up a bag weighing 32 -

over 32 kilo s. And she came home actually that Kay Day from work and said, 'My neck is

killing me." In the next couple

of weeks, few weeks, she was in

really bad pain. I said really bad pain. I said to her

straight away go on work cover. She said, know, don't want to

go on WorkCover. It's not good

at any workplace if you're on WorkCover. Three months after

Melbourne Cup Day, Rebecca

Wallis finally aplied to

Comcare for injury

compensation: But she had difficulty explaining to her rehabilitation officer why she waited so long. She would

constantly ring Rebecca, say to

Rebecca, 'I think you're being

a bit of a sook. 'I've had a bulging disk, just get over it, basically. basically. Armaguard

employees were insured by CGU.

daughter had trouble proving Vicki Pederson says her

she had a neck injury and that

it was caused by the incident

at work. She was constant ly haariased from her workplace,

the CGU, the insurance people.

In her workplace, it was just

taboo. People shunned her.

No-one sphoek spoke to her. -

spoke to her. It was - it's

just taboo. Linfox Armaguard

says it had no knowledge of

bullying and the complaint was

never made. In a statement, the

company says it was obliged to

make standard inquiries about

her injuries, and the delay in reporting the incident had

added complexity. On April 16,

her claim was accepted, and she

work and treatment program. I was given a tailored return to

think she felt very alienated. She was in obvious

pain. She wasn't smiling as much, she would be touching her

neck a lot and stuff neck a lot and stuff like that. I dointd know. It was

just - don't know, it was just

obvious in her body, in her personality. She was in a lot

of pain. I think they just - I

don't know. I don't know whether they believe her. Rebecca Wallis was whether they just didn't

finally told she had a slipped

it was disk and the only way to cure

it was to have an operation it was to have an

that could result in her ending

up in a wheelchair. The whole

thing turned around. She went

to see the doctor, yes, you

have to have an operation. But

there are risks. We're going there are risks. We're going to

cut through the front, go

through hair, you could end up

in a wheelchair. To take all

that on board for a girl that's

been told, you know, basically there's nothing wrong with you

and you will be fine, I and you will be fine, I think

it tipped her. On July 7,

2008, eight months after her

injury at work, Rebecca Wallis

took an overdose of her took an overdose of her pain

killers. She left this note.

'I'm sorry to do this, but I

feel I'm stuck. My brain and

body hurt. And all as I've ever

worked for was a nice life. I

can't see past this pain. I all and will be watching over can't see past this pain. I you

you.' Thanks to her friend,

Lisa Consolmagno, she was found

in time and taken to hospital. But after two days,

Rebecca was released from the

stay at her grand mother's Royal Melbourne and went to

place. Two days later, she

tried again. I spoke to her

that day and made a phone call

and said, 'Your friend's coming

around. Just wait for your

friend to come around' And

stuff like. That she did make a

comment to me and this is after

her first attempt, and 'I just

don't want to live anymore. don't want to live anymore. I

my head anymore.' Rebecca don't know what's going through

apparently quickly got up about

4 o'clock and said, 'I'm going

for a very quick walk. I will

be back soon.' She left with

all her little warm clothes

all her little warm clothes on,

and her scarf, and she walked

down to a local

Gladstone Park and hung herself there on a tree. Rebecca

survived for five days and her

family made the decision to

donate her organs. They're now waiting for the Victorian

coroner, who is investigating

the bullying claims, and the

sequence of events that led to her tragic death. Why her tragic death. Why I'm

doing this story is the WorkCover

WorkCover system suction, I

believe the insurance companies

are bullying. I would love to

know how many people suicide on WorkCover. Linfox declined to respond on camera, WorkCover. Linfox Armaguard

but say they believe Miss

Wallis was treated fairly and her case managed appropriately.

and her death Rebecca was a valued employee

Compensation lawyer

Liberty Sanger says there's a

soult kult nuclear some

workplaces that discourages

injury claims. I hear from many workers that they are either

discouraged from putting in a

WorkCover claim or there is a

putting in WorkCover putting in culture that discourages

claims. And there is a stigma

associates in putting WorkCover

claims. I does happen more often than it should. Victorian

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik agrees.

She worked for the ACTU before

being elected to the the

Victorian Parliament. Bullying

is a very big issue in many

cases too. There es been high

profile cases where people have

unfortunately. taken their lives,

unfortunately. But there is

also a lot of walking wounded

victims of workplace bullying. out there who are also the

And as I've said in Parliament,

there needs to be more done

about this issue at the State

level. I think it's the

culture but I also think the State WorkCover authorities need to be more proactive. More often than

not, help ing an injured worker

back to work soon ser the best medicine. Pedersoned is medicine. Pedersoned is hoping

lead to change. People might her daughter's tragic death may

think I am doing this because

I'm a grieveling mother and I'm

venting my anger out on whoever. But something went

very wrong with the company,

the bullying of the insurance

companies. And insurer CGU

de-Dateline cliented de-Dateline cliented to

comment. Anyone neegd help

after watching that story can

contact suicide line on 1300

651-251. Last week, the State

Government scrapped the

alternative Steiner teaching method that's been running for

so years at a Footscray primary

school. The decision has left

students in the lurch and

parents fuming, as Anna McDonald reports: It's a

typical weekday typical weekday morning for this family of six in Yarra ville, some last-minute cello

practice fills the home as

lunches are packed homework is

finished. They're off for

another day of school at nearby

Footscray city primary where

they receive a Steiner

education fofrmt last so years

the school's curriculum has

been divided with about half

the students in mainstream

classrooms and the others following a Steiner program. The Steiner stream is

based on the teachings of 20th century educationist Rudolf

Steiner and it's aimed at giving children a more holestic

education. They have the same teacher for the first seven

years and the use of computers

and other technology is discouraged. Students learn to

read and write later than their

mainstream counterparts but

there's an emphasis on creative learning. If you think about it

from the point of view of from the point of view of when

you read a book, if you've

watched the film before you've

read the book, the characters

are already positioned in your mind. Wrz if you read the book

first, then you imagine the

characters to be who they

are. It appears to be inds

mining the - Tim Sharkey is the

President of the school

council. He's been holding

regular crisis meetings since the Education the Education Department decided to axe the school's

Steiner program. The interests

of the kids haven't been put

first. They traumatise and

bewildered. We expected there would be a strong reaction from

some groups within the school

community. And we also

realistic that there are some groups in the school groups in the school community very welcoming of the basically it's ban very

difficult place and in certain

relationships there's been a

lack of respect between members of the school

community. Problems at the

school first flared in school first flared in 2006, when the then Labor Government

sacked the school council because of bitter divisions between Steiner and mainstream

parents. One of those involved

was Ray Pereira who depntly

took his two sons out of took his two sons out of the

school. I was told that his

soul wasn't fully inkorinated,

yes. And evidence for this was

presented in the form of a

drawing where they drawing where they showed his soul hovering over the Earth

apparently looking down on the

earth. Now as a parent in a

state school, I would expect that decisions made on my

child's development be based on fairly rigorous educational principles. But the current school council says those in

the west deserve choice

the west deserve choice and claim past tensions have claim past tensions have been

put to rest. The council runs

very effectively. We like to

work together over issues. We

have an issue with Steiner have an issue with Steiner we

work together on it. If we have an issue with mainstream we

work together. The council

works very cohesively

together. But they acknowledge there has been a high staff

turnover, with 10 different principals in the last 10

years. Like any organisation,

we in the department would we in the department would see

that statistic and it would

raise a red flag for us. raise a red flag for us. We

have to ask yourselves why that

is the case and the fact is

there has been dis harmony in

the school. You can make a

statement and say you've had 10

prince pals, I can say we've had six this year but the

reality of that is that we've

had a principal go on stress

leave and then subsequent to

that principal we've had prince

pals for a day, principals pals for a day, principals for

several days and that's been around emergency relief. Tim Sharkey admits there have been

problems at the school, but he

says they're no longer about

the Steiner program. He points to weaknesses in the to weaknesses in the school's

leadership, resulting in bad decision making. He's now the Education Department has decided to not only scrap Steiner stream but also appoint decided to not only scrap the

a new principal and sack council. We've done the right a new principal and sack the

thing and we're being smacked

over the wrist and told to go a

way without any reason. The

department's come under fire

for the way it delivered the

news. Most parents found out through a letter that had placed in their children's through a letter that had been

school bags with no fore

warning. The decision has also

called into question the

Government's promise of

state schools. The diversity and autonomy in the

state schools. The first Government school to offer the

IB - the international back

laureate diploma in the west is

today I hoped - yesterday I

open add select entry academic

school in Werribee. So we are

offering a range of schools and

a range of programs to the

students in the western

suburbs. But some are vowing to

fight the department's decision

so that others don't suffer the same fate. In the meantime,

this Yarraville family now

faces the pros prospect or

looking for a new school. If I

was a parent or an interested

person in a school with a

Steiner program, with a music

program, with a sports program,

with a language emertion

worried because if program, I would be very

worried because if they can do

it to us, they can do it to anyone. We're certainly not

against Steiner. We still have

six schools that offer the

Steiner curriculum and they are

working to do so. If another

school in the western suburbs for example feels that they can

offer a Steiner program, can put the good reasons for offer a Steiner program, and

that, and the resources behind

that, we're more than happy to

support that if that is their

local decision. To national affairs now and the grilling of

Joyce at a parliamentary Qantas chief executive Alan

inquiry. The CEO offered a

passionate defence of his own

conduct and record as Hayden

Cooper reports. I Aboriginal not running

away from - dvern I am not

running away from this. I am

here to talk about the here to talk about the decision I've made, why I feel

passionate about the decision

I've made. I am happy to

defend that and talk about that

under any forum anywhere. That

is good because I think you

have a lot of explaining to do.

Are you angry? Yeah, pretty

angry. At Parliament House, Alan Joyce is a hero to some

but a villain to many others.

So today was always going to be a day of reckoning: Because

this is one of the biggest calls that have been made by corporate Australia to actually

destroy parts of the economy to

get your way . You're a very

obscure and devious about the

fact that you're aiming at a lockout. Sorry, Senator, I think that is think that is absolutely

inproe. To say. We were very

clear on our decision. You're a

bit like Richard Nixon at the

moment. You're just trying to

talk your way out of this.

Don't do it, please. You're a

bit like a McCarthy trial. You know. For all the know. For all the attacks

determined to give as good as thrown at him, this is a CEO

he gets. Alan Joyce is unmoved

by the criticism of his actions

last weekend. He told his

inquiz taskforce he has no

other - had no other

choice. That was the last

resort and it will always be resort and it will always

the last resort. Grounding an

airline like Qantas is a huge

decision and it's a decision

done because we had nowhere

else to go. And the committee

learned it was a move Mr Joist

made on his own. Approval of the Qantas board came

later. The decision was a board endorsement. It was my decision. You made a decision

on your own. Yes. Youzing your discretion . Yes. Using your delegated authority. Yes. So

for a moment ous decision to

ground the entire

fleet Up. Stand down 27,000 or

27,000 employees, that was all

on your head? That was decision, absolutely. When did the the ed-Looe Leader of the

Opposition know - The Qantas

grounding lit up the Parliament

all week. And even today the argument persist over whether the Government should have read the warning signs from the aish line chief before last Saturday. He certainly never

mentioned to any of the Ministers in our government that he was contemplating an

extreme, a of locking out the

whole of the Qantas work

force. The problem here is that the Government is excruciatingly embarrassed

about the fact that it could

have stopped this. So what did

Alan Joyce have to say Alan Joyce have to say about

who was told what, when? At no

about lockout. I talked about stage did I talk to anybody

the grounding of the fleet and

talking about the grounding talking about the grounding of the airline. As a the airline. As a possibility. We didn't talk to anybody on

either side of plis about a

lockout. Do I you deceived then

you by not saying you at a lockout: I don't agree you by not saying you were aimg

with that. On Saturday afternoon. The afternoon. The Government did not ask for extra time or for

action that you you to delay the course of

action that you had

indicated? Nobody asked for any extra time. Nor was it suggested by me, in fairness. Alan Joyce did not

have to do what he did on

Saturday this was reckless

decision but a decision that

had been well planned. Who

believes in fairy tales that he woke up Saturday morning and

Justice had a brain snap? A -

just had a brain snap, just had a brain snap, a brain

snap that cost this country the shutdown of its airline? The

CEO does have one rere-gret -

Qantas kept selling tickets for 3.5 hours after the grounding

was announced. There that was a

mistake. It show you that even

with all the planning we had done, we did miss this one.

Fate can intervene at the

strangest of times. As the

committee ground on, a Qantas

A380 en route to London diverted safely to Dubai.

Pilots had shut down an engine

due to an oil pressure problem.

The flying Kangaroo,

there's turbulence in the air

and trouble on the ground.

To street art now -, something that has exploded in

movement to a the last decade from a fringe

commodity. London artist d-face movement to a mainstream

is one of its bien years and

he's left his mark on

Melbourne. - pine years and - pion years and he's left his

mark on Melbourne. mark on Melbourne. Forget graffiti, this is the latest trend

trend in street art. Large-scale scum turs erected illegally at busy intersections and intersections and backstreets. A lot of people think it's

a public sculpture that's been

commission and it hasn't been. Like these one-tonne

concrete spray cans left behind

at Federation Square. The concept behind them is very

simple and it's to put them in

places where graffiti places where graffiti is

impossible. It's essentially

questioning the eradication of graffiti by the city councils

that don't want it in those

places. They're a little hashed

tore move than the head stones.

How do you dump them in the

area? I can't tell you that.

That is a trade secret.

Part of it is that Part of it is that you wonder how it got there. That

is the point. Dean Stockton,

known as d-face has been

creating art where he shouldn't be

be since he was young

child. Drawing on my mum's wall

with my crayons and it felt with my crayons and it felt so much better than the colouring

books that she said I could

draw into. I remember clearly

scribbling on the wall and her

going absolutely crazy and

shouting and screaming at me

but I felt kind of good at the

same time. He's now one of the elder statesmen on of the street art worlds. But

opening shows in up-market

galleries is a long way galleries is a long way from

where d-face started. First as a failed student. Then as a frustrated commercial

illustrator. So I would be

drawing these chaerkts an at

the end of the day I would just

throw the paper away. I kind of

one night thinking it's a shame

to be throwing the paper away, maybe I

maybe I should keep them or

document them. I came up the

idea of drawing them on to idea of dra I white

white vinyl they could cut out

in the evening and stick them

up on my way home. And and

then that became super

addictive. But it's these

d-faced bank notes that got him noticed. I like noticed. I like the anti-establishment values of

what that stood for. I like the idea of them spending that

money and putting into it circulation so someone un

suspect ing, a buyer or suspect ing, a buyer or a

customer from some shop would

get this bank note and wonder what's happened to the

Queen. Working alongside banky,

d-face rode a growing rave - Ed

rode a growing pave rode a growing pave of

particular ity as it became big

business along with other urban art Styles. Understood the social and political comments that were being made and they

liked it and could afford to

buy. I if they felt they need

ed to silt, they had a place to

sell it. That was the

springboard for it. The

movement that began as

provocative, anti-establishment

and illegal now generates big

money in mainstream art

galleries: A headstone like this one is for sale in a

gallery for $6,000. It's kind of hard to stop something

becoming more mainstream. becoming more mainstream. What

do you do,? Reject? It there is always a danger if the anti-establishment become the establishment then it's just a self-feeding frenzy, you know. We internally

combust. We're born as artists

that continue to push on the

idea and the mental ity of it.

D-face now runs his own

gallery in London. As well as travelling the world, creating arlt where it's arlt where it's not expected. But that dad really

likes what I do now, actually.

I was surprised. He is really

proud of what I do. My mum doesn't understand it. She said

why do you have to put stuff in

the streets? Why do you still

do that? A reasonable question,

consider ing how long the work

can last. This headstone

vairned overnight. And the

d-face exhibition is on at the

metro Gallery. Finally tonight some of the best brass

musicians in the country will

come together next week for

Remembrance Day. Here is Cheryl

Hall again. 'THE MINSTREL BOY' PLAYS 'The Minstrel Boy'

is regarded a the is regarded a the unofficial

anthem of the AIF. It was

played in France at the battle for Villers-Bretennoux on for Villers-Bretennoux on this

cornet by a young private from

Ballarat. My grand father

was a stretcher bearer in the

Somme and he was in a Somme and he was in a huge

battle in April, 1918, on ANZAC

Day where the Australian troops

took the town back from the Germans and it's regarded as

one of the greatest battles in Australian military But unfortunately he suffered

severe gas atack in that bat

and he was blind and suffered

severely from that for the rest

of his life. The story of

as the Glass Soldier. It's Private Nigel Ferguson is known

piece of war and music history

being performed next week to

raise money for the Shrine of Remembrance. 417,000

Australian men volunteered in the First World War. 'The

Minstrel Boy', one of the tunes

we play starts with just a solo

cornet. And then all of a

sudden we have this enormous

son ority of son ority of magnificent brass playing.

It is about all the music is

that it's steeped in kind of in

emotion. They're like they having

having been written, but

they've been breathed out. Ferguson's Ferguson's diary records Fritz opens with a heavy gas

bombardment. Chaps gassed y in

the village. We begin to feel

it and begin to vomit badly. A

couple are in the road a

waiting transport. A motor

takes ul to Albany where Jack fixed up my belongings. Blakey washed and bandaged my eyes. He

does not know his fate, whether he will ever paint again. He

didn't Loos his sight

didn't Loos his sight straight away but he had poor sight for

many years. Fer David Farrands is Nigel Ferguson's daughter. I

- Jessica Farrands is Nigel Ferguson's daughter: I think

it's a great tribute to all

soldiers noment not just my dad

but I am grateful to my dad for

telling us a lot about his experiences, such as as being a stremper bearer being called at

- stretcher bearer being - stretcher bearer being called

at 3am on a snowy night to

carry it would be at least carry it would be at least two

miles to the new nearest

dressing station and they would have to look at the soldiers. Despite his loss of sighted, Nigel Ferguson sighted, Nigel Ferguson worked

as an art teacher when he

returned to Australia. And

helped his son make stainglass

windows. The big prisms of

light were - are a symbol for

the hope of the future in

1968. My grand father regained

his eye sight through the miracle of a miracle of a corneal

transplant, so he was able transplant, so he was able to

see these incredible windows an

indeed some of the windows that

he had seen back in France in

1918. THE 'LAST POST' PLAY S 13-year-old Addy Brady 13-year-old Addy Brady has the honourable of playing the

'Last Post'. - honour of

playing the 'Last Post'. Many

of the musicians have personal connections to Villers-Bretennoux. Villers-Bretennoux. David

Farrands is another grandson of

Nigel Ferguson, and principal

MSO trumpeter Payne lost two

great uncles there Although

it's a long time now, it's necessary for people necessary for people to

understand the sadness and also

the wonderful aspects of the war times because we're still

having war times. And that

concert t & is it Federation

Square next Tuesday. Thanks for

your company. We will be back

next week.

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George Papandreou, has survived

a no confidence motion against

him in the country's parliament. Mr Papandreou secured 153 votes, with MPs - 145 MPs voting no. The Prime

Minister acknowledged the strong differences of opinion

over the economy in an address to parliament, but has all to parliament, but has urged all sides to do what's best for

the country. He says the European Union's bailout

agreement for Greece must be a national priority, describing

it as the last opportunity to

build the country on a new solid basis. The Prime Minister's leadership has been

under intense pressure this

week over his handling of the response to the Eurozone rescue

package. He was forced package. He was forced to abandon a bailout to a referendum, but he rigorously defended the Eurozone bailout package,

saying it may be the saying it may be the last

chance for his country. TRANSLATION: The agreement gives us a gives us a tremendous opportunity, perhaps the last