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Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Review

Consultation

Closing date

A Review into the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) was undertaken in 2012 by Mr Peter Hanks QC and Dr Allan Hawke AC, to ensure that its objectives were being met and the Comcare Scheme was exemplary in its design and delivery.

The SRC Act provides rehabilitation and compensation support to injured Australian Government and Australian Capital Territory Government employees. It also covers employees of private corporations who self-insure under the Comcare Scheme.

Submissions

Submissions made to the Review can be requested via email at WorkersCompensationPolicy@jobs.gov.au.

Final reports

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Review Final Report

Consultation
The final report of the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the SRC Act) review was publicly released on 30 March 2013. The report outlines over 100 recommendations to modernise the SRC Act and to increase the focus on early intervention and rehabilitation for the benefit of injured workers and their employers.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Review Report

Consultation
Mr Hawke's report outlines 33 recommendations to improve the performance and operation of the Comcare scheme under the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the SRC Act) as part of the 2012 review.