I thought I should warn anyone coming to, or already in, South Australia, about the necessity of either taking out critical illness cover when you arrive, or at least being aware of the terms and conditions of the critical illness cover under your Superannuation Fund if you are already working or find a job, should you be unfortunate enought to suffer a critical illness, as my wife was, after entering Australia. I and my immediate family came to South Australia in August 2010 on a permanent visa which we were all granted as my wife was, in England, a Health Visitor for ten years after previously being employed as a District Nurse. She very much wanted to continue is this line of work but was only able to get a job as a stand-in kindergarden nurse when another nurse was on maternity leave. She was told that if she took this job, which was some distance and an hour's drive from our home, that she would be taken on in the southern suburbs of Adelaide as a Child and Family Health nurse which is the Aussie equivalent of a health visitor. She underwent two weeks' retraining, out of a scheduled two weeks and three days, when she was diagnosed as having breast cancer. She was advised to hand in her notice which she did but which turned out to be very bad advice indeed. She was promised that she would be taken back on as a child and family health nurse when she felt fit enough to return to work, after two lots of surgery, chemotherapy and then radiotherapy. Nothing could have been further from the truth and she was told she was no longer needed, some eight months after being diagnosed. She was also then told that she should have claimed under her superannuation with Super SA, which apparently would have entitled her to 75% of her salary as she was suffering from a critical illness. However this needed to be done within six months of diagnosis so she did not receive a cent. She has now managed to find employment with RDNS as a vaccination nurse but only as a casual. She is now two weeks into an advised six weeks off work as she is now recovering from reconstructive surgery. She is receiving no pay as she is only casual at the moment but will be taken on as a permanent part time nurse with RDNS in a month or so when she has hopefully recovered from her surgery. My wife has met one other nurse who has suffered from breast cancer at a support group she joined who also was not aware that she had critical illness cover and left it too late to claim. My wife also met one other lady, who had again had breast cancer, and again had not been aware she was covered for critical illness under her superannuation fund which was, because of her occupationi, again probably with Super SA. I don't know if there is a conspiracy of silence regarding employees being advised of their rights and entitlements with Super SA but I have my suspicions. On another note if anyone reading this knows of a good lawyer who would work on a no-win no-fee basis to help my wife get some recompense for the shabby, disgraceful treatment she has had to endure, on top of everything else, please let me know. There is a concept in law of duty-of-care and I think someone has been woefully lacking in this area.