Seacare is a national scheme of occupational health and safety, rehabilitation, and workers’ compensation that applies to seafaring employees and others defined under the Seafarers, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act.
The scheme is overseen by the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority).
On 16 October 2012, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for Workplace Relations, announced a review of the national compensation scheme for seafarers to be undertaken by Mr Robin Stewart-Crompton.
The aim of the review is to modernise the Australian Governments seafarer’s workers’ compensation scheme to ensure it is working effectively and efficiently.
The review is due to report on 22 February 2013.
Submissions to the review closed on closed on 19 December 2012. The final submissions are now available.
A copy of the Discussion Paper that supported the submissions is available for public viewing.
Want to know more?
- email WorkersCompensationPolicy@deewr.gov.au
- call the Review Secretariat on 1300 131 798