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Our health, disability and legal stakeholders are critical in delivering the services our clients need to get their lives back on track.  Below you will find news reports and commentary on TAC-related issues.

    Improving bladder health for those living with SCI - 26 Oct 2018

    People with spinal cord injury (SCI) consistently rank bladder management as one of their greatest long-term challenges. Now a TAC-funded project is working to empower those living with SCI to improve their bladder condition and care.

    New service helps clients with disability join workforce - 18 Oct 2018

    Launched last month, an exciting new service is helping our clients with a disability enter or re-enter the workforce, develop job skills and prepare to work in the open employment market.

    LanternPay rebate ends, fast payments continue - 18 Oct 2018

    On 30 September 2018 our rebate of the LanternPay transaction fee came to an end. No action is needed on your part – LanternPay will continue as our digital payment platform.

    Launch of new model for world-leading research - 18 Oct 2018

    The TAC recently launched a new research investment model with the flexibility to meet our current and emerging needs. Bringing together 12 respected Australian organisations, the new model will streamline research commissioning and allow cost effective access to qualified research services.

    Changes to TAC legislation and policies - 26 Sep 2018

    Last week the Victorian Government passed a bill that improves the benefits and services available to Transport Accident Commission (TAC) clients.  We can now cover cyclists that collide with a stationary motor vehicle (previously this coverage was only for people who were cycling to and from work), grandparents are now included as immediate family members and can claim family benefits such as travel, accommodation and family counselling and we can provide loss of wages payments for parents that need to take time off work to visit their dependent child in hospital.

    The stigma of living with persistent pain - 13 Aug 2018

    A new survey from Chronic Pain Australia shows that people living with persistent pain overwhelmingly deal with feelings of stigma and the judgement of family, friends, treaters and employers.

    Persistent pain and the biopsychosocial approach - 13 Aug 2018

    Biopsychosocial oriented pain services are helping TAC clients improve their management of pain, improve their functioning despite experiencing pain and reduce medications where possible.

    Expanded TAC Clinical Panel dedicated to supporting you - 13 Aug 2018

    Did you know the TAC has an in-house team of expert clinicians? Our Clinical Panellists work in a variety of disciplines and are dedicated to assisting your work with TAC clients. They can serve as a resource for you and provide advice when you treat those injured in transport accidents.

    TAC leaders active at industry events - 13 Aug 2018

    TAC staff have been busy at health and disability conferences in the past month, listening to providers and communicating changes in how we’re working to improve outcomes for TAC clients.

    Financial Review ranks LanternPay company as top innovator - 13 Aug 2018

    The parent company of the TAC’s digital payment platform, LanternPay, has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of 2018’s most innovative companies.