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About these reports

Diagram of the reporting structure

The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (the Commission) Annual Report documents the activities of the Commission and performance of the Comcare scheme from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011.

The Commission does not have its own staff or budget so financial statements are not prepared or reported. The Comcare Annual Report documents the activities and performance of Comcare from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011.

Both reports comply with relevant legislation1.

Comcare and the Commission report to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations.

Comcare Annual Report

The Comcare Annual Report documents the activities and performance of Comcare from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010. The Comcare Annual Report complies with the requirements contained in the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act) and in particular Part 2 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies (Report of Operations) Orders 2008.

Director’s review—Report from Comcare’s Director and summary of Comcare’s financial performance.

Innovation—Information about innovation at Comcare and the Asbestos Innovation Fund

Collaboration—Details about how Comcare is collaborating with other organisations like the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC), Comcover, and other regulators through the harmonisation of work health and safety laws.

Impact—Report on Comcare’s performance in relation to the outcome and outputs framework described in the 2010–11 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS). The three sections of this part reflect the following outcomes:

Outcome 1: Protection of the health, safety and welfare at work of workers covered by the Comcare scheme through education, assurance and enforcement.

Outcome 2: Early and safe return to work as well as access to compensation for injured workers covered by the Comcare scheme—working in partnership with employers to create best practice in rehabilitation and quick and accurate management of workers’ compensation claims.

Outcome 3: Access to compensation for management of claims.

Management and accountability—Details on internal and external scrutiny, Comcare’s corporate governance framework, human resources and business capability.

Financial reports—Comcare’s audited financial statement for 2010–11.

Appendices—Eight appendices containing mandatory information and statistics.

References—A glossary of terms and acronyms, a compliance index and a general index.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission Annual Report

Chairperson’s report—Report from the Commission’s Chairperson.

Commission overview—Details the objectives, roles, functions, membership and operations of the Commission.

Scheme performance—Report on the performance of the Comcare scheme against national occupational health and safety strategy targets.

Occupational health and safety—Report on changes to the OHS legislative framework and the granting of licences under OHS Regulations.

Workers’ compensation—Information about workers’ compensation and policy advice.

Rehabilitation and return to work—Outline of the rehabilitation and return to work requirements under the SRC Act.

Licensing—Details self-insurance licence applications, any variations or extensions, the Licensee Improvement Program and the licensees’ performance.

Premiums and regulatory contributions—Details licence fees and regulatory contributions.

Annual Safety Awards—Information about the 2010 Safety Award winners and the categories for the 2011 Safety Awards.

SRCC Appendices—Five appendices containing mandatory information and statistics.

Minister serving during 2010-11

1 July 2010 to 14 September 2010

The Hon Simon Crean MP
Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations & Minister for Social Inclusion

14 September 2010 to 30 June 2011

Senator the Hon Chris Evans
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations & Senator for Western Australia

Auditors

Australian National Audit Office (ANAO)

1 The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission Annual Report complies with the requirements of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991. The Comcare Annual Report complies with the requirements contained in the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 and in particular Part 2 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies (Report of Operations) Orders 2008.